The ex-Portsmouth, Birmingham and Wigan striker who'll be 'a treasure' for his next club following Cardiff release

Ex-Pompey striker Omar Bogle believes he is going to be ‘a treasure’ for the next club that he signs for.

Tuesday, 21st July 2020, 1:00 pm

Bogle is now a free agent after being released by Cardiff City when his contract expired in June.

He scored four goals in 14 appearances, while he helped the Blues capture the Checkatrade Trophy at Wembley.

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Bogle is still to sign for a new club after departing the Bluebirds.

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But the former Wigan and Birmingham man is not panicking about not yet finding a new home - unlike when he was previously in the same position as a 17-year-old.

Speaking to BBC Sport, Bogle said: ‘I'm going to be a treasure for somebody else, for another club and another manager.

Omar Bogle. Picture: Daniel Chesterton/phcimages.com

‘I enjoyed my time at Cardiff, made some great friends and met some great people.

‘I never think it's a bad thing being a free agent. It depends on what you're coming off the back of.

‘If you're coming off an injury and you haven't played for a long time, then you can find yourself in a difficult position.

‘I know how good I am and I know how hard I've worked to get to where I am. This is the first time I've been in this position since I was 17.

‘Me now is totally different to then. Back then, I felt like the world was ending. My head was gone.’

Bogle was out on loan at Dutch side ADO Den Haag before the coronavirus crisis curtailed the Eredivisie season.

The 26-year-old revealed he's recently started recording music in his spare time away from the pitch.

He added: ‘I started recording music in May. I've been writing music for the past five or six years. We have a lot of spare time as footballers.

‘Music is like my therapy. Football is an emotional rollercoaster. I just write to music and write what I feel, that's how I vent to myself.’