Cardiff close in on experienced Championship goalkeeper – reports

Cardiff City look set to sign Rotherham United goalkeeper Lee Camp according to reports.

The 32 year-old is set to make a reunion with manager Neil Warnock according to HITC Sport, with a deal nearing completion from sources close to the club.

Manager Neil Warnock revealed to WalesOnline that Cardiff had been in talks with Camp about a potential move to South Wales as well as Walsall keeper Neil Etheridge.

“I’ve spoken but we must have spoken to five or six keepers. You’ve got to be looking around when you haven’t got one!”

Camp’s contract expires this summer having signed for Rotherham United back in 2015 on a two-year deal and with Cardiff’s rumoured interest, it seems unlikely Lee Camp will sign an extension.

The Northern Ireland international has spent the majority of his career playing in the Championship for a number of sides but enjoyed his best playing-spell at Nottingham Forest, where he made 178 appearances for the Reds, where he impressed a number of times when playing against Cardiff City.

In recent years, Lee Camp was part of the AFC Bournemouth squad that won promotion to the Premier League, playing 9 times for the Cherries in the 2014/2015 title winning season.

Warnock wanted a deal to be done for the former Nottingham Forest keeper to be done in January but an injury ruled out any movement in the short term.

The Bluebirds instead signed Allan McGregor on a season-long loan from Hull City, picking up six clean sheets whilst donning the gloves for the Bluebirds in between the sticks.

Such a move for Camp will not rule out the possibility of signing another goalkeeper, with Brian Murphy and Ben Wilson the only two current first team goalkeepers at Cardiff City, following the expiration of the loan deals for Allan McGregor and Ben Amos.

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