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Coventry City looking to pip Derby County to player agreement

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Coventry City are locked in talks with Martyn Waghorn over a proposed free transfer. 

Waghorn has been on the books with Derby County over the course of the last three seasons, but is yet to agree a deal to stay at Pride Park for 2021/22 amid ongoing uncertainty surrounding the Rams.

The Coventry Telegraph report how talks are ongoing between Waghorn and Coventry over a potential move to take the experienced striker to the Ricoh Arena next season, despite the fact that the 31-year-old has also held talks with Derby over a new deal.

Waghorn has scored 26 goals and registered 10 assists in 112 Championship appearances since signing for Derby back in 2018/19. That run included helping the Rams to the play-off final under Frank Lampard, as well as 12 goals in 2019/20 during a more difficult campaign under Phillip Cocu.

Prior to that, Waghorn scored 16 goals and registered 11 assists under Mick McCarthy at Ipswich Town.

The versatile forward has also played for the likes of Sunderland, Charlton, Wigan Athletic, Rangers, Leicester City, Hull City and Millwall over the course of his career.

Mark Robins is looking to evolve his Coventry squad ahead of a second season back in the Championship. They might, though, face competition in the race to sign Waghorn.

Football League World reported last month that Ipswich were considering a move to reunite with Waghorn given his success there previously.

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The Verdict 

Derby have been very open to retaining Waghorn and you cannot imagine that Wayne Rooney’s stance on that has changed dramatically.

However, interest from Coventry is rivalling them for an agreement now, with Robins potentially offering a fresh opportunity.

Coventry were a good watch in the Championship last year and will be confident of improving under Robins’ management. For Waghorn, it’s a good opportunity to move onto a new challenge.

We sit tight and await further developments.

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Alfie is a journalist based in Yorkshire with years of experience covering the EFL. A current focus on Huddersfield Town and their fortunes back in the Championship, but out and about at as many games as possible. Covered Leeds United during their promotion-winning season in 2019/20.

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