Cardiff City midfielder Emyr Huws paying some of his own wages to be on loan at Ipswich Town
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Cardiff City boss Neil Warnock has revealed that Emyr Huws is paying some of his own wages to be on loan at Ipswich Town.
The 23-year-old creative midfielder completed a switch to the Blues late on transfer deadline day having made just one Championship start for his Welsh employers this season.
Ipswich and Cardiff appear to have disagreed over what percentage of Huws’ wages each club should pay during his time at Portman Road and it appears the player was willing to make up the difference.
Warnock said: “(Huws has) not had a look in, he’s a lovely lad, and it shows how much he wanted to play because he’s paying some of own wages. It’s unheard of for me, so it shows how much he wanted to go there.
“There aren’t many lads like Emyr. He came to see me and said he’d take a drop in wages to play. How many people say that? Everybody just wants to stay put normally. He wanted to go. I was going to do a swap and unfortunately the player I wanted to swap was injured.
“I didn’t want to stop him and Mick’s (McCarthy) a great pal of mine. I thought it’d give them another body really.”
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It’s likely to have been Leon Best, who was part of Warnock’s ‘Great Escape’ at Rotherham last season, who was wanted as part of a swap deal. The striker is set to undergo a minor groin operation.
Huws was tipped for big things when he came through the Manchester City youth system. He had loan spells at Northampton and Birmingham before signing for Wigan in 2014. Another loan spell, this time at Huddersfield, was followed by a move to Cardiff – for a reported fee of £2m – last summer.
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He has made just four appearances for the Bluebirds though. On January 8 he played 90 minutes in the 2-1 home defeat to Fulham in the FA Cup in what was his first senior club outing in almost four months.
Despite his lack of club football, he has still been capped three times by Wales this season and came on as a substitute in the October World Cup qualifiers against Austria and Georgia.
Speaking to Ipswich Player, he said: “I haven’t played as many games as I’d like this season, but fitness wise I feel fine.
“I’ll give it my all every game, I’m box-to-box and I’ll try and provide some goals and assists.”
Huws, who joins up with Welsh international team-mates Tom Lawrence and Jonny Williams in Suffolk, could make his debut in tomorrow’s Championship game against third-place Reading at Portman Road.