Coventry City are set to benefit from a seven figure cash boost following the completion of Callum Wilson’s move to Newcastle United.
The Cov Kid has switched from relegated Bournemouth in a reported £20million move to St James’ Park in order to stay in the Premier League.
And the Sky Blues will finally receive a significant payment from a sell-on clause inserted in the deal that saw the now England striker join AFC Bournemouth for around £3m back in July 2014.
The sell-on clause is understood to be between 10-15 per cent of the latest fee, minus what the club initially received for his services.
Mark Robins drafted in Coventry City’s ninth summer signing on Friday with many fans looking forward to getting a first ifollow glimpse of Ben Sheaf at MK Dons in the Carabao Cup.
But the Sky Blues were unable to name the 22-year-old on Saturday’s teamsheet due to red tape following his transfer on a season-long loan with a view to a permanent deal from Premier League Arsenal.
Much is expected from the dynamic defensive midfielder but the question remains how soon Robins can integrate him into the squad.
“We were waiting for the FA to say it was OK,” said Robins, explaining the paperwork delay that prevented Sheaf from making his debut at Stadium:MK.
Mark Robins pulled a surprise on Coventry City fans when he named star defender Michael Rose on the bench for Saturday’s Carabao Cup clash at MK Dons.
The 24-year-old was not due back from a lockdown hip operation until the end of September but is clearly ahead of schedule with his return to full fitness.
That’s a huge boost to the Sky Blues, who kick off their new league campaign this weekend with a tough opening day trip to one of the Championship’s promotion favourites, Bristol City.
Whether Saturday comes too soon for the cultured centre-back remains to be seen and Robins will have a clearer idea after he’s played in a behind-closed-doors friendly on Tuesday as Robins wraps up the club’s pre-season preparations.
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Coventry City’s opening day opponents have bolstered their squad ahead of Saturday’s Championship clash.
The Sky Blues make the trip to Bristol City in their first league game of the new season this weekend.
And the Robins have added a new face in the build-up to the match, with midfielder Chris Brunt putting pen to paper.
The 35-year-old left West Bromwich Albion at the end of last term after his contract came to an end, and has now signed a one-year deal at Ashton Gate.