Ebou Adams: Cardiff boss Erol Bulut confirms Derby County bid

Ebou Adams: Cardiff boss Erol Bulut confirms Derby County bid

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Cardiff City midfielder Ebou Adams has been the subject of a bid from rivals Derby County, Bluebirds boss Erol Bulut has said.

Adams, 28, did not feature in the Bluebirds’ 1-0 friendly defeat to Kidderminster Harriers on Wednesday and Bulut admitted his omission was linked to a potential transfer.

The Gambia international made 17 appearances on loan at Derby last season, helping the club achieve automatic promotion from League One to the Championship.

“As far as I know, we had an offer from Derby County but nothing was finalised, so until that moment Ebou Adams is still a Cardiff City player,” Bulut said.

“We didn’t want to risk him (against Kidderminster) because we are close (to a deal) but in football you never know. Things can not be done and today we don’t use him but tomorrow is another day, we never know.”

Meanwhile, Cardiff are expected to complete the signing of QPR winger Chris Willock on Thursday.

“We are negotiating, we are almost done negotiating with some players. I think it will take one or two days to bring some players,” Bulut added.

“We are close to three players and I hope we can finalise that in the next few days.”

“With Willock, we’ve been interested in him since last January. We’ve had some conversations, we’ve tried to bring in some players – one of them being Willock.

“I think he has the skills that maybe our wingers didn’t have last season. One-on-one situations and getting straight to goal to score goals.

“I think with Willock we will have more attack, we will create more chances and score goals, I hope.

“Last season at QPR he scored four goals and provided four assists.

“If you look at what he has done at QPR over the last three or four seasons, he has done very well.

“He is 26, a very good age, where you can expect a lot more things and we expect more than what he showed last season.”