Report: Arsenal tell Ben Sheaf he can leave as Coventry make £750,000 bid
Arsenal have told Ben Sheaf that he can leave the club this summer following a £750,000 bid from Coventry City, but The Sun on Sunday (16/8; page 59) has suggested that the Sky Blues are beginning to consider other targets.
Sheaf went into this summer off the back of an impressive loan spell at Doncaster Rovers. He scored twice and provided two assists for the League One club.
Nevertheless, it appears that he could be on the way out of the Emirates during this window.
The Sun on Sunday (16/8; page 59) reports that Coventry have had a six-figure bid accepted with the Gunners leaving the path clear for the midfielder to move on.
However, the report notes that Sheaf is yet to reach an agreement with Mark Robins’s men. And thus, Coventry are weighing up whether they want to look at other targets.
TBR View: Coventry move looks to be a good one for Arsenal youngster
Sheaf has made a handful of first-team appearances for Arsenal. But he will surely be aware that he faces a huge battle trying to force his way into Mikel Arteta’s plans.
Arteta is willing to put his faith in young players, so he may be rewarded by taking a gamble and staying put. And it could perhaps be that he is waiting to see whether another opportunity comes along elsewhere.
But on paper, a move to Coventry looks to be a tempting one. Robins has taken the club back to the Championship for the first time since 2012.
Playing in the second tier could provide the youngster with a fantastic platform to prove himself.
But, as things stand, it appears that there is some doubt over whether he will be moving to St Andrew’s this summer.
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