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Coventry City: Transfer target Jonathan Panzo set to remain in France

Coventry City: Transfer target Jonathan Panzo set to remain in France - Championship News

Coventry City target Jonathan Panzo is set to remain in Ligue 1 and move to Dijon from AS Monaco.

Valued at £2.4m by Transfermarkt, the 19-year-old has become a much-wanted player this summer after returning to parent club Monaco from a season-long loan with Belgian club Cercle Brugge.

Coventry have already made some significant changes to their squad ahead of next term and they reportedly joined a whole host of clubs keen on the defender, with Bundesliga duo Werder Bremen and Borussia Monchengladbach also eyeing up a move.

Despite that interest in Panzo, it now appears that the former Chelsea youngster could remain in France. RMC Sport, as cited by Coventry Telegraph, reported that the 19-year-old is close to joining Dijon as a replacement for Nayef Aguerd, who left for Rennes.

The report added that a permanent deal worth just under £2m is close to being agreed and that Panzo is expected to receive consistent first team football at his potential new club.

Coventry manager Mark Robins would seemingly have other options in mind to shore up his defence ahead of next season ahead of their return to the Championship.

Panzo could have been a good option for Coventry given his experience of the top divisions in Belgium and France, but other options may become available.

In any case, the youngster has still only played 25 games in his senior career, so it may have been asking a lot for him to be a focal point of the Sky Blues’ defence at Championship level next term.

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