Coventry City have finally signed Conor Chaplin after a lengthy pursuit.
Chaplin joins the Sky Blues from Portsmouth on an initial loan, with the deal set to become permanent in January for a pre-set undisclosed fee, the club’s official website reports.
Coventry have been searching for a new striker to provide competition for Amadou Bakayoko, Jordy Hiwula and Jonson Clarke-Harris for a while and this search was made more pressing when Max Biamou was hit with a long-term injury.
Portsmouth had been reluctant to let their academy product leave until signing a replacement but the arrival of Aston Villa youngster Andre Green on loan has pushed this deal through.
The 21-year-old, who came through Pompey’s academy, has scored 25 senior goals already in his career, most of which have come from the bench.
With well over 100 appearances to his name, Chaplin is a highly rated young striker with a bright future.
Here are how some Coventry fans reacted to Chaplin’s much-anticipated arrival at The Ricoh Arena.
About time …fair play to Kenny Jacket he weren’t letting him go without a replacement,.. he better live up to the billing now
— Kris Shore (@Shorey123) August 30, 2018
Welcome @ConorChaplin19 to the Sky Blues. Well done to Mark Robins and the team. Got their man in the end. Bring it on Saturday ????⚽️????
— Jim Lindsay (@JimLindsay13) August 30, 2018
If you play and score on Saturday, the roof will come of the Ricoh! #pusb
— Phil Manock (@PhilipAndrewMan) August 30, 2018
— Samantha ???? (@essjayarr) August 30, 2018
The drawn-out transfer saga is finally over and we have our man in @ConorChaplin19! Similar position to when @sparkymcnulty joined the club. With a run of games and confidence, hopefully he can be the goal scorer we need???????? #PUSB https://t.co/KCOA0D4b6H
— Matty Roper (@M_Roper96) August 30, 2018
Looking at the goal reel you posted CC I think we’ve got ourselves a finisher ????⚽️
— Rob Jones (@RobJonesPUSB) August 30, 2018
— Keith Young (@SkyblueKeith) August 30, 2018
Welcome to Coventry pal. Can't wait to see you in action. We've got a lot of exciting young talent at the club and a great manager who will get the best out of you, as he did with Sparky, so it's a perfect time to join. ????
— CelebCelery (@CelebCelery) August 30, 2018