Cardiff's Ridsdale: Newcastle's Ameobi price too rich

Cardiff City chairman Peter Ridsdale admits he attempted to beat Stoke City for Newcastle United striker Shola Ameobi last month.

He told the News of the World: "We tried to sign Shola Ameobi on loan from Newcastle last month and were quoted a £500,000 loan fee. We can't afford to buy a player for that money, never mind borrow one.

250peterkenyonviduka"But Stoke stepped in and paid up. They laid out £500,000 to have a player for six games.

"We're in the same division as Stoke, but we're not in the same league."

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