Coventry City are still in talks to sign Barnsley capitan Liam Kitching but a move could depend on whether the League One side can source a replacement, according to journalist Andy Turner.
The Sky Blues have already had two bids rejected for the defender but are heavily rumoured to make a third bid in an attempt to land the club’s number-one defensive target.
Coventry City had an initial £2.5 million bid turned down by Barnsley two weeks ago and had a £4 million bid turned down yesterday but it doesn’t appear as though the Sky Blues are interested in walking away from a potential deal.
Barnsley are reportedly holding out for a better deal, with League Two side Forest Green Rovers also having a sell-on percentage which is proving to affect the asking price.
The signing of Liam Kitching would reunite him with former teammates Brad Collins and Bobby Thomas who have both already completed permanent moves to the CBS Arena in this transfer window.
What’s been said?
Andy Turner posted a short update on an article, which states…
‘Although the Sky Blues had a reported £4million bid knocked back on Thursday, Robins remains hopeful of testing the Tykes’ resolve, albeit not at the reported £5m price tag.
‘It’s understood the 23-year-old wants to come to the CBS Arena and, as City have found themselves in recent months, once a player makes up his mind there’s very little a club can do other than get the best deal possible and move on.’
I think Coventry City will do everything they can to try and persuade Barnsley to part ways with their captain, but whether they succeed remains to be seen.
Kitching would fit Coventry’s business model and would also boost the club’s defensive options alongside his former Barnsley teammate Bobby Thomas as well as vice-captain Kyle McFadzean.