Here are the big Coventry City stories on Saturday, September 5.
Coventry City midfielder on brink of move
Coventry City are in talks with Icelandic second division side Keflavík IF over the possibility of sending one of the Sky Blues most highly-rated teenagers out on loan, Mark Robins has confirmed.
Jonny Ngandu, 18, was linked with the move abroad by reporters in Iceland on Thursday night after shaking off a pre-season illness to score against Southampton at St. Mary’s on Tuesday night.
And now boss Mark Robins has confirmed to CoventryLive that the deal is in the works.
A loan move for Ngandu would see him become the eleventh first-team player to leave the club this summer but the first to depart on loan.
“There is something in that, yes, but we have to wait and see if that deal gets finalised,” said Robins when asked about the reports.
Sky Blues secure Ben Sheaf loan arrival
City boss Mark Robins has finally got his man after Arsenal have agreed to let Ben Sheaf join the newly-promoted Championship club.
The 22-year-old defensive midfielder has signed on a season-long loan from the Emirates Stadium and has already hooked up with the Sky Blues squad.
The deal includes the obligation for City to sign the former West Ham United Academy player on a permanent transfer at the end of the season.
Here are all of today’s big Ben Sheaf stories…
More signings to come says Mark Robins
With another month or so left of the transfer window, will there be more to come?
“I have got plenty in mind,” said told CoventryLive.
“But having plenty in mind and having the finances to do it are two different things.”
So far City have shelled out fees for a number of players including Gustavo Hamer, Tyler Walker and Marcel Hilssner.
Although all “undisclosed,” reports from the Netherlands suggest Hamer joined for around £1.3million while Walker’s move from Nottingham Forest is believed to be a six-figure sum.
“I think we have done brilliantly and I have to thank the board and the recruitment guys, who have been fantastic,” said Robins.