Coventry City have lodged a £500,000 bid for Peterborough United striker Matty Godden, as reported by Coventry Live.
Godden, a former Stevenage forward, isn’t on the transfer list at London Road and finished with 18 goals last season, but has fallen behind Ivan Toney and Mo Eisa in the pecking order. He has previously been a target for Portsmouth, although the two clubs couldn’t agree on a valuation.
Godden is now wanted by the Sky Blues, who missed out on a loan deal for Nottingham Forest’s Tyler Walker last week. He opted to join Lincoln City, leaving Mark Robins to look elsewhere as he attempts to spend some of the money generated by the sale of Tom Bayliss to Preston North End.
Barry Fry confirmed the interest, telling the Peterborough Telegraph; “We have had numerous bids for Matt, none of which have been accepted. Coventry are one of three League One clubs to have bid for him, but the other two have come in very strongly for the player as well.
“We don’t really want him to go. We think in Mo Eisa, Ivan Toney and Matt we have forwards who will score plenty of goals between them.
“Portsmouth were keen, but we turned their bid of £500,000 down because we wanted £750,000. MK Dons also enquired about him. but they didn’t go as far as making a bid.”
Godden is believed to want first team football. The 28-year-old only came into back the Football League in the summer of 2016, having previously spent five seasons with Scunthorpe but only appearing 21 times.
£750,000 is too much for Godden, pure and simple. The lad scored a few goals last season and has something to offer, but he’s not worth that much. Posh overpaid last summer and want to recoup some of that money.
However, we’re at a desperate stage in the transfer window. Clubs who have missed targets, such as Coventry, are in dire need of reinforcements. That means they might be tempted to overspend as they look to add to their squad, meaning Posh might get what they want after all.