Cardiff City are one of a number of clubs reported to be monitoring the situation of Cheltenham Town striker Mohamed Eisa, as reported by Gloucestershire Live.
Eisa has had a fantastic season, and took his goal tally to 20 in all competitions with a brace in last weekend’s 3-0 League Two win over Swindon Town.
The Sudanese forward was playing in the Isthmian League South Division last season with Greenwich Borough before being given his chance in the Football League.
Despite scoring an impressive 57 goals in 100 appearances for Greenwich, Eisa was denied a chance to join Luton Town and other League Two clubs on trial before Cheltenham Town completed the deal after he impressed, earning himself a one-year deal.
As such, an increasing number of scouts have been present to watch Eisa in action for Cheltenham in recent weeks, with the Robins currently in 15th place in League Two, including representatives from Cardiff.
At a fans’ forum last week, Cheltenham manager Gary Johnson had this to say on Eisa’s future and interest in the player:
“Some League One clubs who are tracking him won’t be able to afford him. No chance.
“It could be either a big League One club or the one in the Championship.
“We won’t sell unless it’s big money.”
Currently, Cheltenham’s record outgoing transfer dates back to 2008, when Steven Gillespie moved to Colchester United for around £400,000 including clauses and add-ons.
It may take closer to £1million to tempt the club into letting go of their star striker this time.