Coventry City linked striker Ike Ugbo has left Premier League Chelsea for a move to Belgian side Cercle Brugge on loan.
The 21-year-old goalscorer has been at Chelsea since his early youth days, progressing through the club’s various academy sides with some moderate success.
Good performances at youth level have also seen the youngster gain recognition on the international stage, playing regularly for England at both under-17 and under-20 level.
Featuring 28 times for the Dutch side during the 2019/2020 season, Ugbo netted an impressive 13 goals and gained two assists in the process.
With such good form in the Keuken Kampioen Divisie in Holland, Ugbo had gained interest from a whole host of English clubs with Nottingham Post reporting that Nottingham Forest, Derby County and West Bromwich Albion had all joined Coventry in the race to sign the youngster.
Those interested clubs, however, have now been disappointed with the youngster completing a season long loan to Cercle Brugge.
Whilst Coventry may feel they have missed out on a lively and impressive youngster, you have to feel that a slightly more experienced option could prove a better signing.
Mark Robins will need an instant impact in attack next season if the Sky Blues are to make themselves a Championship regular and Ugbo, despite his goalscoring form last term, would not have guaranteed that.
Indeed, he has tried his hand at Championship football before with Barnsley and he was only able to net one goal in his 16 appearances in the second tier. There should be better options out there for Coventry.
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