Coventry City boss Mark Robins will see his hopes of signing Liam Walsh dashed as a fresh report claims that the midfielder is set to pen a new deal with Bristol City.
The 22-year-old, who was named Coventry’s Player of the Year and Young Player of the Year for the 2019/20 season, departed the Sky Blues this summer for a return to his parent club.
With the summer transfer window currently open, hopes of a potential second loan or permanent move for the midfielder had been mentioned in various media outlets.
With his future being discussed, it was confirmed via the Robins’ official website that a one-year contract extension was set to be activated.
Last season, Walsh made 26 appearances, netting three goals and contributing with five assists as Coventry won the League One title and secured promotion to the Championship.
With just a year left on his contract following the extension clause being exercised, some may have hoped that there was still a chance he could return to the Sky Blues. But it seems that will not be the case, with a report from the Coventry Telegraph citing Bristol City manager Dean Holden, who admitted that the player would sign a new deal at Ashton Gate.
He told the BBC: “That’s happening. That will happen in the next few days.”
Sky Blues boss Robins has made significant improvements to his side this summer, bringing in plenty of new faces which includes Gustavo Hamer and Julien Dacosta, who have arrived from Dutch side PEC Zwolle and French outfit Chamois Niort. But it seems Walsh will not be added to that list.
It is now almost certainly confirmed that Walsh will not be returning to the Sky Blues, but fans and Mark Robins should not be too disappointed.
The Midlands based club have still managed to bring in 10 new players and the excitement ahead of this weekend’s Championship opener is building nicely.
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