Coventry City are edging closer to completing the signing of Conor Chaplin from Portsmouth, according to a report by The Coventry Telegraph.
The Sky Blues recently lost star striker Marc McNulty to Reading and will need to replace his goal scoring touch.
McNulty’s tally of 28 league goals fired Coventry to promotion and Chaplin has been identified as his replacement.
The 21-year-old has already played 121 senior games for Pompey – with 85 of those coming from the substitutes’ bench – and he has netted 25 goals for the club.
Chaplin is entering the final year of his contract at Portsmouth and his future looks unclear as he struggled to get starting time ahead of Brett Pitman at Fratton Park.
After Coventry saw their opening bid of £250,000 rejected by Portsmouth, a few other League One clubs have entered the race.
But Mark Robins’ side remain confident of landing Chaplin this summer and hope that he can sign up quickly to join the squad in pre-season training.
Although Chaplin is unlikely to replicate McNulty’s goal scoring tally, he is still an excellent signing for Coventry.
At the right price, Coventry have got themselves a player with so much potential and regular starts could see him become one of the best strikers in the division.
Chaplin must be attracted by this opportunity too as he would be playing alongside creative players such as Max Biamou, Tom Bayliss, Jodi Jones, Tony Andreu and Jordan Shipley.
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