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Last Updated: Wednesday, 2 July, 2003, 18:07 GMT 19:07 UK
Legg leaves Cardiff
Andy Legg
Andy Legg has been at Cardiff for five seasons
Wales international Andy Legg has left Cardiff City in disgust after being asked to take a massive pay cut.

The 36-year-old, who has won six caps, is angry that the Bluebirds have asked him to accept a 70% pay cut as part of a new one-year contract.

"It's a big wrench to leave Cardiff, I'm absolutely gutted," Legg, who has made 152 league appearances for the club, told BBC Wales.

"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 (manager) 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
Andy Legg

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

The left-back arrived at Ninian Park five years ago on a free transfer from Peterborough, and last season played a key role in helping Cardiff earn promotion to Division One.

Legg admitted it was a double blow, having to leave a club he considers home just as Cardiff head into the exciting territory of Division One.

"I've got to find a club to go now," Legg added. "I've got to let other clubs know that I'm available, because a lot of them thought I'd already re-signed with Cardiff."

He says his phone has been red hot with offers from several clubs, with Peterborough and Cheltenham offering two year deals.

Swansea, Huddersfield, Colchester and Luton have also shown an interest in signing Legg on a one year contract.




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