English Premier League side Cardiff City planning move for New Saints defender Pryce

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Recently promoted English Premier League side Cardiff City are ready to offer The New Saints defender Ryan Pryce a chance in English football.

Pryce has been playing in the V9 Academy, which is run by Leicester City forward Jamie Vardy, offering youngsters chance to break into professional football.

The youngster had trials with Middlesbrough back in 2015, but remained with the Welsh Premier League, champions.

HITC Sport say that the Bluebirds are looking to bring Pryce to the Cardiff City Stadium, but face competition from clubs in the Premier League and in the Football League. The Shropshire Star say Frank Lampard’s Derby County and League One side Sunderland are also keeping tabs on Pryce. It is expected that Pryce would play for the clubs, developmental team.

The 20-year-old came through the youth academy of Shrewsbury Town, before moving to The New Saints. This campaign he moved on loan to Europa League play-off winners Cefn Druids. He made a total of 12 appearances this campaign, including four appearances for The New Saints in the Champions League. He made his Champions League debut for The New Saints

Pryce was one of nine departures from Park Hall this summer. Fellow defenders Connell Rawlinson and Steve Saunders departed for Port Vale and Livingston respectively.

Jamie Vardy’s academy last season saw them produce five professionals. Four players were handed a professional contract in England, whilst the other was handed a contract in Scotland.

(Featured Image: Brian Jones of The New Saints FC)

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