July 18, 2024

Coventry City man ‘committing’ to new two year contract with option

Coventry City contract news from CoventryLive as Sky Blues striker Matty Godden is claimed to be ready to extend his stay at the CBS Arena

Matty Godden is set to “commit” to a new deal at Coventry City, according to reports by the Sun’s Alan Nixon.

The transfer specialist claims that the 32-year-old will sign a fresh contract extension which could keep him at the CBS Arena for another three seasons, ending speculation that he’s wanted by Derby County and Oxford United.

The Sky Blues striker joined the club in the summer of 2019 for £750,000 from Peterborough United, signing a three year contract. That was extended in 2021 to take him to the summer of 2024. Now, with 12 months left on his current deal, it appears that Mark Robins wants to secure his services amid the arrivals of two new centre-forwards in Ellis Simms and Haji Wright.

Matt Godden - Forward - First Team - Coventry City

The City boss revealed to CoventryLive at the weekend that he’s still hopeful of adding a fourth striker to his attacking mix, albeit ideally a versatile forward who can play a variety of positions including operating as a number 10 and playing out wide.

As for Godden’s future, Nixon said: “Striker Matty Godden is committing to a new deal with Coventry despite their new arrivals.

Matty Godden (@MattyGodden24) / Twitter

“Godden will sign a new two year deal with the Sky Blues and has an option year on top at the end of it. The experienced forward was interesting Derby and Oxford but the chance to stay and play in the Championship was too attractive.”

Godden has scored 40 league goals for Coventry in 80 starts and 24 substitute appearances in his four full seasons to date and started the new season against Leicester City on Sunday, partnering Ellis Simms.

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