Cardiff City manager Neil Warnock has slammed Liverpool over reneging on their promise to loan the club Nathaniel Clyne, with the league leaders choosing to send the defender to Bournemouth instead.
Bournemouth was already doing business with Liverpool, having secured a £19 million deal for forward Dominic Solanke and also entered into an agreement with the Reds to take the full back on loan for the rest of the season.
Warnock was under the impression that the Englishman was going to move the Welsh capital but was shocked to see on the television that Clyne was moving to Bournemouth instead.
"I’m disappointed with Nathaniel Clyne and Liverpool," Warnock told BBC Sport, according to Goal.
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"To see on TV he’s gone to Bournemouth when I’ve been promised he’s my player is for me a disgrace and a lack of class. Having known the player and given him his debut, I'm disappointed not just with the boy himself but with Liverpool as well for not ringing me," Warnock said.
"The reason I'm disappointed with Nathaniel and Liverpool is that I've lost out on three players because of that by waiting," Warnock said.
"I lost out on a couple of full backs and a striker, so I'm doubly disappointed."
"I probably should have been illegally tapping him up, but I've done everything right and then Bournemouth come in and I suppose Bournemouth paying £19 million for (Dominic) Solanke probably whetted their appetite a little bit."
Cardiff are battling against relegation and are only two points head of 18th placed Southampton, and would have certainly made good use of a top class defender like Clyne to shore up their defence.