LATEST UPDATE : Coventry City owner Doug King has issues Coventry transfer promise ahead of next summer

He believes Mark Robins will have the best squad at his disposal when the summer transfer market ends.
Coventry City owner Doug King has claimed that the club’s recruitment team is working hard to ensure Mark Robins has the greatest squad possible at the end of the summer transfer window, according to the club’s official website.

The Sky Blues have been highly active in recent transfer windows, with King offloading some prized players and providing Robins the funds to bring in some top-tier players in exchange.

Viktor Gyokeres and Gus Hamer may have left, a likely important reason why they were unable to finish in the play-offs at the end of the 2023/24 campaign, but lots other quality signings came.

Ellis Simms hasn’t had it all his own way this season, but he’s performed admirably in recent months, and Haji Wright has also demonstrated genuine talent at times.

It also appears that the Sky Blues have discovered a treasure in Milan van Ewijk, and it would not be surprising if other recruits, such as Bobby Thomas, flourish in the coming years as well.

Even in January, Coventry made a couple of promising acquisitions, with Victor Torp expected to play a key role in midfield in the future years.

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And, while the Midlands club is yet to see Ephron Mason-Clark in action, given that the winger was loaned back to Peterborough United in the winter, it would not be surprising to see him shine.

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He will come in to address a wing area that required attention due to a lack of options in the past.

Doug King discusses Coventry City’s summer transfer activities.
With King not afraid to spend and players willing to sell if necessary, it would not be surprising to see the Sky Blues spend a significant amount of money again this summer.

Whether they succeed remains to be seen, but the owner is clearly ambitious.

He wrote: “The summer vacation will, of course, bring the Euros, but I have no doubt that supporters will also enjoy speculating about the Club’s ins and outs.

“Our Head of Recruitment Dean Austin and his dedicated team have been and will continue to work diligently to ensure that come the end of the transfer window we keep our momentum, and have the strongest squad possible as we continue to push for promotion to the top-flight where this Club belongs.”

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Keeping players instead of signing them could be just as important for Coventry City.

Ideally, Coventry will want to keep most of their important players beyond the end of current season.

Callum O’Hare appears to be on his way out, but retaining Ben Sheaf and other key players such as Tatsuhiro Sakamoto might put Coventry in a solid position for the following season.

There are several issues that need to be solved.

Many fans will want to see improvements in the goalkeeping position, since both Ben Wilson and Brad Collins made mistakes during the 2023/24 season.

Another area to consider is the striker position, particularly if Wright stays on the wing and Matt Godden departs.

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