July 15, 2024

Coventry City manager Mark Robins at Exeter City

Coventry City boss provides transfer update amid links to Manchester United prospect & Romanian forward

Coventry City transfer news from CoventryLive as Sky Blues boss Mark Robins gives an update on the club’s recruitment sate of play

Mark Robins is looking for three more new Coventry City signings ahead of the new season, which kicks off in just a week’s time at Leicester City.

The Sky Blues boss has drafted in eight fresh faces so far his summer, having lost 12 to date, with the very real threat of losing star man Gustavo Hamer now looming large.

If the hugely influential midfielder goes for what would be a significant fee, that would be expected to be given to the manager to put towards finding some sort of replacement, however difficult that would be.


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In the meantime, City are still short of two strikers given that currently Robins only has Matty Godden and Ellis Simms, other than development squad youngsters while untried front man Fabio Tavares won’t be back from long-term injury until late September/early October.

The club have been strongly linked with a couple of forwards in recent weeks, most recently Romanian international Denis Dragus of Belgian club Standard Liege, who is reported to be of interest to the Sky Blues for a fee of around 1.5m Euros

Meanwhile, Manchester United’s Noam Emeran is reported to be a loan target for the Sky Blues. The 20-year-old French forward has been at United since joining from Amiens in 2019.

Emeran’s impressive pre-season form has prompted speculation that he could be handed a new contract and then sent out on loan this season. Foot Mercato claim that several clubs want to secure his services for the upcoming 2023-24 campaign, including Coventry and Sunderland from the Championship.

Asked if he’s any closer to signing any more new players, Robins revealed after Saturday’s 2-1 pre-season win at Exeter City: “I don’t know how close we are but we’re still short of some and we are full-on trying to recruit those. I think we’ll end up with maybe 11 and then take stock.”

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