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Coventry City: Manchester United youngster emerges as potential summer signing

Coventry City: Manchester United youngster emerges as potential summer signing - Championship News

Coventry City have joined the race to sign talented Manchester United youngster Di’Shon Bernard, whilst Huddersfield Town also hold interest.

Sky Blues boss Mark Robins has followed up his side’s successful League One title win and promotion to the Championship with some excellent transfer business.

Gustavo Hamer and Julien Dacosta were two of the first players to arrive at the club, whilst Marcel Hilssner has also been joined by former Aston Villa youngster Callum O’Hare and Ryan Giles.

With the new 2020/2021 season fast approaching, Coventry have now been linked with a move for Bernard, who is attracting a number of English clubs.

Mike McGrath from The Telegraph claims that the Red Devils are considering to allow the youngster to leave on loan this summer in order to gain first team experience and that both Huddersfield and the Sky Blues are keen.

Interest from Belgium is also said to be developing for the young central defender, who featured regularly in Premier League 2 for United’s second string last season and helped them to four clean sheets in 12 games.

Valued at £900,000 by website Transfermarkt, the 19-year-old seemingly has a big future ahead of him.

This would be an interesting piece of business from Coventry City. Whilst Bernard is highly rated at United, the Sky Blues are already well stocked for centre-backs with Kyle McFadzean, Michael Rose, Josh Pask and Dominc Hyam already at the club (Transfermarkt).

That said, Robins did favour a system which included three centre-halves for the latter part of last season and if he opts for that formation again he will then need more cover in that position. Bernard shouldn’t cost too much to bring in on loan, so on balance this looks a positive potential deal.

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