Leeds in for Keogh?
Substantial bid expected soon
Leeds United are expected to make a substantial offer for Coventry City's Richard Keogh.
Leeds are currently in the throes of being taken over as Ken Bates looks to sell his controlling shareholding in the club and manager Neil Warnock is known to want a right sided full back and is keen on Keogh.
Coventry City manager Andy Thorn wants to keep the 25 year old Keogh and make him captain to spearhead the challenge for promotion back to the Championship, but a substantial offer may prove too tempting for the financially troubled club to reject.
Keogh has one year left on his Sky Blues contract and has been offered a new deal, but has yet to make a decision. Yesterday, his friend Martin Cranie rejected his new offer and has left the club.
Steve Waggott, in charge of player sales and recruitment at Coventry, has already admitted that the club may not be able to hold onto their player of the year and it may be better to sell him now for a fee rather than keep him against his will and let him leave for free next year.
Coventry have rejected two bids, one each from Cardiff City and Bristol City and other clubs are known to be interested in signing Keogh.
Waggott is on record as saying, “I have said to them that at the moment we are in contractual discussions with him and his agent regarding extending his contract and keeping him at Coventry.”
Coventry's Chief executive Tim Fisher also said, “He’s a good player and there will be intense pressure from outside to extract him. There is always a figure X but it would have to be a big figure; I think the value of Richard staying would far outweigh little bit of cash with money on appearances.”
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