Aston Villa and Stoke City miss out as Reice Charles-Cook signs new deal with Coventry City

Ricoh Arena Coventry City

The 21-year-old talent had been linked with the former Arsenal youngster, as well as Middlesbrough and Nottingham Forest.

Last month HITC Sport reported that Coventry City goalkeeper Reice Charles-Cook was attracting strong interest from Premier League clubs such as Aston Villa and Stoke City.

The 21-year-old shot-stopper has emerged as Coventry's first choice goalkeeper this season, with some fantastic performances at the Ricoh Arena.

The young stopper, who began his career at Arsenal, was therefore being monitored by Villa and Stoke - as well as Championship sides Middlesbrough and Nottingham Forest.

Charles-Cook, who joined Coventry last summer, was out of contract in the summer which might have been tempting a move for him among the quartet.

However that is no longer the case as the former Bury man has now bequeathed his long-term future to Coventry - signing a new deal until 2018.

Charles-Cook created history by becoming the first ever Coventry keeper to keep four consecutive clean sheets in his first four games for the club and it now seems as though the Sky Blues have him down as one for the future.

Aston Villa have been concerned by the form of Brad Guzan this season so a new keeper would have been welcomed whilst Stoke City would have certainly liked to bring in some more English goalie talent to battle with Jack Butland for the number one spot.

But for now it seems that Charles-Cook is happy at the League One outfit.

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