Joe Ledley: Wales midfielder unlikely to join Newport County says boss Flynn

Joe Ledley
Joe Ledley played every game for Wales in Euro 2016 despite going into the tournament with a broken leg

Newport County manager Michael Flynn says Wales' Euro 2016 star Joe Ledley is unlikely to join them.

Ledley has been without a club since January so is able to sign outside of the transfer window as a free agent.

The 32-year-old midfielder has not played since August 2018 and left Derby hoping to find regular first team football. He has been training with his hometown club Cardiff City.

"There's nothing at all, I haven't heard anything," Flynn said.

"I've spoken to him and it's kind of wait and see, but I'm not overly optimistic.

"But the closer we get to January [the transfer window opening] the more people become available who want to come and prove a point."

Ledley is Wales men's seventh most capped player with 77 appearances.

The Exiles, who lost last season's League Two play-off final, are currently seventh in League Two, three points off top spot and one outside the automatic promotion berths, with Flynn keen to further bolster his squad.

The Exiles failed in a bid to sign another veteran Wales star, James Collins, last season.

Flynn had also previously confirmed that former Swansea striker Wilfried Bony is still training with the Exiles as he considers various offers, but reiterated he will not join Newport.

Wilfried Bony
Wilfried Bony has not played since representing the Ivory Coast in the African Cup of Nations

"Wilfried Bony is still here, he is in the building," he added.

"The prospect of signing him is absolutely zero, he has had a few offers and he is just waiting on the right one.

"He is good to have around the place. The players should all be watching him in training, because the intensity and amount of work he puts in, is first class.

"Everything he does he does at a tempo so they should all be watching good habits and taking them on board."

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