Is the Flint Agreement irrelevant?
Cardiff City boss Neil Harris has called off talks about leaving center-back Aden Flint from the Championship club ahead of the domestic transfer deadline, stressing: “His future is with us.
Several parties, including Sheffield Wednesday, have inquired about the possibility of signing Flint. Yorkshire Live understand the Owls want to bring in the 31-year-old defender on loan to help tackle their defensive shortage.
Flint has slipped down the pecking order for a starting spot at Cardiff City Stadium, with Sean Morrison and Curtis Nelson currently Harris’ favorite center-back pair.
But despite Flint’s lack of playing time, Harris, who previously sold forward Callum Paterson to the Owls this summer, has indicated he would like to keep his hand on the 31-year-old.
Harris said, “I’m always aware of the players who haven’t appeared as much. The players want to play and Aden falls into that category.
“I love Aden Flint. Above all, he’s a great guy. He’s a great professional and one of the best players in the league.
“He’s extremely patient, waiting behind Morrison and Nelson, who have been one of the best pairs in the division for the past nine months.
“Of course he’s frustrated because he wants to play. His future is with us, but he is frustrated not to play. I understand that, but if Aden or any player were to leave, we had to replace them. ”