Scotland Under-21 cap Tony Watt forced to return to Charlton after proposed switch to Cardiff City breaks down



Former Celtic striker Tony Watt has been forced to return to Charlton after Cardiff City were hit with a transfer embargo.

The 22-year-old initially joined the Bluebirds on loan in November and scored two goals in nine appearances.

(Pic: Graham)
Watt made a good impression at Cardiff (Pic: Graham)


City manager Russell Slade was keen to secure the former Scotland Under-21 internationalist on a permanent deal this month.

But a proposed £2 million deal collapsed when signing restrictions were dished out on the Welsh club for a breach of Financial Fair Play rules, and Charlton refused to extend Watt’s loan.

Cardiff chief executive Ken Choo said: “We put it on the table but they were not interested in the loan. They said no.”