With eight matches of the Premier League season to play, Cardiff City are well and truly embroiled in a relegation battle that could go down to the wire.
The Bluebirds currently occupy the final relegation spot, with Huddersfield Town and Fulham almost certain to drop down to the Championship.
Neil Warnock’s side have amassed 28 points this campaign, two less than Burnley and Southampton in 17th and 16th respectively, and five behind 15th-placed Brighton and 14th-placed Crystal Palace.
Regardless of what division Cardiff are competing in next season, this summer is likely to see a number of players join and leave the club.
The next eight games will allow players to stake a claim for a place in next year’s squad, in particular, the ones whose contracts expire come the start of July.
Without further ado, here’s a list of the current squad that look set to leave the Cardiff City Stadium on a free this summer.
Cardiff players whose contracts expire this summer
The Icelandic international has already agreed a deal to join Qatari side Al-Arabi at the end of the season, ending his eight-year affiliation with the club.
Gunnarsson’s tenacity in the centre of midfield will be sorely missed, having amassed over 250 league appearances for Cardiff.
Bruno Ecuele Manga
It is perhaps surprising that Manga is yet to agree new terms with the club, considering he has featured in every Premier League match this season.
The 30-year-old can operate at centre-back or right-back and has been with the Welsh side since 2014.
Richards has not featured for the Bluebirds since October after struggling with what he described as a ‘niggling hamstring injury’.
The Welshman had previously made three top-flight appearances this term and is hopeful of getting back on the pitch before the curtain comes down on the season.
Harris has been at Cardiff since 2012, signing from Wycombe Wanderers.
Nine of his 12 Premier League appearances this season have come from the substitutes bench, and his one goal came against Fulham in the club’s first win of the season.
Having featured fairly regularly as the Bluebirds gained promotion last season, Damour has found himself out of favour under Warnock this term.
New arrivals Harry Arter and Victor Camarasa have pushed him well down the pecking order, and it would not be a surprise to see him depart this summer.