June 18, 2024

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.

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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.

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“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

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