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Coventry on verge of securing deal for Norwich outcast



League Two outfit Coventry City are on the verge of landing Norwich City midfielder Anthony Andreu on loan, reports The Coventry Telegraph.

The 29-year-old moved to Carrow Road back in 2015 following stints north of the border with Livingston and Hamilton, yet has seriously struggled to have any meaningful impact during his time at Carrow Road.

In fact, the midfielder has been restricted to just eight first team appearances for the Canaries since his arrival in February 2015, of which only one came last season, which was in their League Cup success over, incidentally, Coventry back in August.

He was then shipped out on loan to Dundee United not long after to demonstrate his lowly position in the Norwich pecking order, and recent reports suggest that he could be about to embark on another loan spell, this time with Mark Robins’ Coventry.

The Sky Blues suffered relegation to League Two last season but will be hoping for an immediate return this term, and with ten new additions through the door at the Ricoh Arena, including Mark McNulty and Michael Doyle, the Midlands outfit are certainly giving themselves a chance of doing so.

And the imminent arrival of Norwich’s Andreu will only bolster those options even further, as Robins’ men seek to build upon their 3-0 success over Notts County on the opening day of the season when they travel to Grimsby on Saturday.

The Verdict: Quite simply, things just haven’t worked out for Anthony Andreu at Norwich, with eight appearances in two-and-a-half years indicative of his plight at Carrow Road.

Yet there were signs of a return to form at Dundee United last season, with the 29-year-old netting an impressive 19 goals in just 42 games for the Tangerines, and Coventry manager Mark Robins will be sincerely hoping that that Andreu is the one signing for his side this summer.

It appears to be quite the coup for Coventry given that there was reported interest from League One side Oxford United in Andreu, and they will hope that he can have the positive influence needed to take the club back to the third tier this term.

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