Massive pay cut forces Legg out of Cardiff City

Last updated : 02 July 2003 By Michael Morris
Andy Legg, Mr 110%, Leggy what ever you like to call him has left Cardiff City. Legg has been in talks with the Bluebirds over his new contract offer but has refused to take a 70% pay cut to stay for 1 more year.

Legg told the BBC

"It's a big wrench to leave Cardiff, I'm absolutely gutted," Legg, who has made 152 league appearances for the club. I think I deserve better than a 70% pay cut and I'm not prepared to sign a contract with them.

"To be fair to Lennie Lawrence, he's been fantastic - I don't think he really wanted me to leave either - but 70% is a lot for me to swallow, I deserve better. I've had a great time at Cardiff. I love the fans down there, I love everybody who works at Cardiff.

"I just want to say a big thank you to all the fans who supported me."

Fans will be shocked by the move and will wish Andy Legg all the best, he came to Cardiff after being poorly treated at Reading and has overcome the history of him playing for Swansea to become one of the most popular players at Ninian Park.

Legg's departure along with Leo, Ainsworth and the imminent move of Des Hamilton and the out of contract Steve Jenkins means the first team squad at Ninian Park is down to 20 and that includes the young keeper Aaron Lee Barrett and the unwanted Layton Maxwell.

As one of the most committed players at Cardiff City Andy Legg will leave behind many friends and fans. It was revealed yesterday that Peterborough had already offered him a contract, I also understand that Cheltenham could be interested as well.

Either way, good luck Andy.