Crewe Alexandra are ready to risk losing Perry Ng for nothing in the summer after rejecting a six-figure bid from Cardiff City for the defender, Football Insider can exclusively reveal.
The 24-year-old’s contact expires in June but Crewe boss David Artell is determined to keep hold of the player beyond January.
A recruitment source has told Football Insider that the League One club have rejected a bid of £250,000 plus add-ons for Ng from Cardiff.
Ng has emerged as the Welsh side’s top target this month as they strive to gain promotion back to the Premier League.
In an interview over the weekend, Harris revealed that the Ng was a player that Cardiff City had “looked at for a period of time”.
The Liverpool-born defender has made 20 appearances for Crewe in all competitions this season, scoring once against Swindon Town.
However, he has not featured for the Railwaymen since December after he was handed a six-game suspension by the FA for spitting water at Cheltenham coach Wade Elliott.
Ng was crowned Crewe’s Player of the Year and Players’ Player of the Year last season, after David Artell’s side gained promotion to the third-tier of English football.
His 183 career appearances for the Railwaymen have earned him recognition as one of the best young defenders in the Football League.
The club’s decision not sell their captain this month would be a massive gamble amid a difficult financial landscape brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic.