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The Welshman played alongside Bellamy and current Bluebirds manager Malky Mackay at Norwich, and believes his former teammate has a lot to offer his hometown club

Former Wales striker Iwan Roberts believes that Craig Bellamy has “unfinished business” at Cardiff City, having spent the 2010-11 season on loan at the Championship club.

The Welsh club have reportedly stepped up their interest in the forward in recent weeks, and the 43-year-old believes that the Liverpool man could excel in the division once again.

"I think there's no one better to know what Craig brings to the table than Malky,” Roberts is quoted as saying by BBC Sport.

"[Malky] played with Craig for a couple of years. They were good friends but they did fall out as well as players tend to do, especially in training. But Malky knows what Craig brings.

"He knows his strengths, he knows he can put demands on other players and get the best out of other players around him.

“I think he [Bellamy] would love to come back and maybe finish that chapter off with helping Cardiff win promotion.”

Bellamy began his career at Norwich in 1996, where he played alongside Mackay, and Roberts, who also has experience of partnering the 32-year-old, thinks that mutual respect between the two could be a factor in a potential move.

"Craig knew Malky had great experience at Celtic, a massive club. He had major respect for what he had achieved in the game," Roberts added.

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"He knew Malky was an intelligent man football-wise.

"You could tell [in the] early stages that Malky was going to go on and become a very good coach. I think Craig liked that in Malky.

"If they can lure Craig away from Liverpool it would be a tremendous signing for Cardiff City and a sign of things to come I'm sure." he added.

Roberts believes Bellamy could go on to end his career at his hometown club after being made captain during his temporary stay one year ago, but Cardiff are understood to be reviewing their finances before making a decision to approach Liverpool.

"Craig's always said that one day he'd like to end his career at Cardiff. He's still based in and around the Vale of Glamorgan," said Roberts.

"He probably thinks he's got unfinished business at the club after the season's loan he had."