The latest Coventry City news on Wednesday, September 2.
Kastaneer on trial with Dutch club
City midfielder Gervane Kastaneer has moved one step closer to securing a move away from the Sky Blues this summer.
The 23-year-old winger is now in Holland having secured a trial period with Dutch club, CoventryLive understands, with whom he will train this week in the hope of impressing enough to be offered a deal.
Kastaneer has made only ten appearances since completing his high profile switch from NAC Breda last summer, scoring his only Sky Blues goal at St. Andrews against Bristol Rovers.
That transfer saw him become one of the club’s most high profile stars but he is yet to repay the faith shown in him by Robins’ recruitment chief Chris Badlan.
He has now landed in Holland to begin a trial period with a Dutch club, sources close to the player have told CoventryLive.
Aston Villa could boost Sky Blues transfer kitty
City could be set for a cash boost as former Sky Blues striker Callum Wilson reportedly edges towards a move.
The Bournemouth forward is a wanted man this summer, with his future uncertain following the Cherries’ relegation to the Championship.
According to Sky Sports, Aston Villa have made an approach to sign him – but they could face a battle for his signature.
It is reported they will face competition from Newcastle United, who are prepared to offer cash plus a player, with Matt Ritchie potentially part of a swap deal.
If Wilson does end up moving on, Coventry could be set to benefit.
Sky Blues overturn Premier League opposition
City beat a youthful Southampton side 3-1 in their final pre-season friendly of the summer.
The Sky Blues were in action for the final time before their campaign gets underway on Saturday against MK Dons in the Carabao Cup.
And it was goal from Max Biamou, Jonny Ngandu and David Bremang who helped Mark Robins’ side to complete a second-half turnaround.
City named a young starting line-up themselves for the 2pm kick-off, boosted by a collection of first-team players who have only featured now and then during pre-season.
Tyler Walker plan revealed
Summer signing Tyler Walker will be eased into life at Coventry City after the 23-year-old striker was handed a 60-minute run-out during the club’s final pre-season clash of the summer.
The former Nottingham Forest star last week became Mark Robins’ eighth signing of the summer sealing his move from the City Ground for an undisclosed fee.
But prior to his arrival at Ryton-on-Dunmore, Walker was only two weeks into his pre-season and had no trial or training session with City before putting pen to paper on a deal.
“Tyler’s plan today was 60 minutes,” said Sky Blues coach Jason Farndon, speaking to the club’s website after City’s 3-1 turnaround win over Southampton.
“The plan was for him to get those minutes and get that game time into his legs, which is a lot different to just running and what he’s been doing [so far].”
He continued: “The main aim was to get everybody ready for the start of the season and give everyone some minutes and to try and put our philosophy and structure into the game.