Coventry City are set to secure the signing of former Wigan striker Marc-Antoine Fortune on a free transfer, according to HITC.
The 34-year-old is a free agent, following his release from the DW Stadium at the end of last season, ending a two-year spell with the Latics after their relegation from the Sky Bet Championship, and as such can be signed outside of the transfer window, which closed on Tuesday.
If the Sky Blues do secure the Frenchman’s signature, Fortune will be joining up with Coventry boss Tony Mowbray for a third time, after previously working under the manager at Celtic and West Bromwich Albion.
Mowbray had hinted at the signing of a forward in a press conference earlier today, and it looks as if that forward will be Fortune, who could turn out to be a useful player in the third tier.
Fortune has struggled for goals since leaving Celtic in 2010, where he broke into double figures, but spells at West Brom and Wigan show the 34-year-old to be highly experienced – he’s made over 180 career appearances – if not overly prolific.
Coventry, currently fifth and top-scorers in League One, travel to Burton Albion on Sunday.
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