Four English clubs are hoping to poach Tom Bayliss from Coventry City, according to the print edition of The Sunday People (via HITC Sport).
Coventry wonderkid Bayliss is attracting attention from Premier League duo Brighton and Newcastle United. But Championship pair Leeds United and Middlesbrough are also in the hunt.
Leeds are still angling for promotion via the play-offs and could add to their talented young squad with another midfield starlet.
But Newcastle and Brighton want to compete for Bayliss, who has been a regular in Coventry’s side since his breakthrough in the 2017/18 season.
The 20-year-old already has 73 appearances under his belt after graduating through the club’s academy. With nine goals, seven assists, and one promotion under his belt, the sky is the limit for Bayliss.
Despite missing the end of this campaign through injury, Bayliss is still highly regarded by the Coventry faithful and manager Mark Robins.
The Sky Blues have produced a number of exciting players in recent seasons, including Premier League trio Cyrus Christie (Fulham), James Maddison (Leicester City) and Callum Wilson (Bournemouth).
Bayliss looks like he will be the next off the Coventry academy’s conveyor belt and these four clubs are hoping to take advantage.
After helping Coventry to eighth in the third-tier, Bayliss appears to have options on the table ahead of the new season.
But with a contract lasting until 2022 at The Ricoh Arena, the England U19 midfielder might choose to stay for another year at least.