TRANSFER: Haji Wright joins Coventry City
Coventry City are delighted to announce the signing of Haji Wright!
The USA international striker has today completed a deal to join the Sky Blues from Antalyaspor on a four-year contract, following agreement of a club-record transfer fee.
25-year-old Wright began his career at New York Cosmos, joining Schalke 04 in Germany in 2016.
Following his spell there, which also included a loan with SV Sandhausen, Wright joined Dutch side VVV-Venlo for the 2019/20 campaign.
In 2020 Haji made the move to Danish Superliga club SønderjyskE, where he scored 13 goals in 37 games.
The 2021/22 season saw Wright move to Antalyaspor on loan and he scored 15 goals in 35 games during his temporary spell, including a hat-trick on his debut. The transfer was made permanent in July 2022 and Wright would net a further 16 goals in 29 games for the Turkish Superlig side.
Haji has represented the USA seven times at senior level, scoring 2 goals and representing his country at the 2022 World Cup, playing all four matches including starting against England.
Manager Mark Robins said:
“We are delighted to welcome Haji to Coventry City.
“He is a quick, powerful striker, and a very good finisher, who will add another exciting attacking dynamic to our play and clear quality to our squad.
“This is a significant transfer for the Club which we know supporters will welcome and be excited by, and we look forward to working with Haji.”
Owner and Executive Chairman Doug King:
“We welcome Haji Wright to Coventry City Football Club for a club record transfer fee of 9m Euros.
“We have been following Haji’s career for many months and believe he will be a hugely exciting addition to our Club.
“I personally thank all of those who continue to support the Club and join the journey. We have made great progress together so far. There is a long way still to go and we are all looking forward to the new season