Coventry City’s hopes of re-signing Leo Ostigard have been given a lift, with a report from The Athletic revealing that Brighton are open to letting the defender leave this summer.
Ostigard spent the 2020/21 season on loan with Coventry, making scoring two goals and providing two assists in 39 league appearances to help the Sky Blues to 16th in the Championship table following promotion from League One last summer.
Manager Mark Robins recently spoke of his desire to work with Ostigard again in the future at Coventry, and it now seems as though his hopes of doing that have increased.
According to this latest report, it is likely that Ostigard will be leaving Brighton this summer one way or another.
The 21-year-old’s current contract with the Premier League side is set to expire at the end of this summer, although Brighton do have the option to extend that by a further 12 months.
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Since joining Brighton in 2019, Ostigard has yet to make a senior appearance for the club, having spent the 2019/20 campaign out on loan in Germany with St Pauli.
This does seem to be an encouraging bit of news from a Coventry City perspective.
Ostigard was impressive for the Sky Blues in the season just gone, and you can certainly understand why they might be keen to bring him back to the club for next season.
Indeed, it does seem as though they may now be in a strong position to do that, since the fact that Ostigard knows the club may make a return there tempting if he does indeed leave Brighton this summer.
However, it could be argued that Ostigard may have attracted the attention of other clubs with his performances for Coventry this season, meaning there may not be any guarantee just yet that he will be in a Sky Blue shirt again in 2021/22.