Report: Sheffield Wednesday and Derby want Coventry ace Jordan Willis

Frank Lampard the manager of Derby County looks on during a pre-season friendly match between Derby County and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Pride Park on July 28, 2018 in Derby, England.

Coventry will reportedly lose defender Jordan Willis with Portsmouth battling Championship quartet Sheffield Wednesday, Derby County, Hull and Bristol City.

Jordan Willis of Coventry City during the Sky Bet League One match between Coventry City and Oxford United at The Ricoh Arena on March 23, 2019 in Coventry, United Kingdom.

Sheffield Wednesday and Derby County are among the clubs looking to sign Coventry City defender Jordan Willis this summer, according to the Coventry Live.

A player who left Birmingham City as a youngster, Willis has been contracted to the Sky Blues since 2011 and he is now a first-team regular under Mark Robins. The England U19 international has made 38 League One appearances this season with his ability to play anywhere across the backline earning him plenty of admirers.

 

According to the Coventry Live, Willis is now ready to test himself in the Championship and Coventry are resigned to losing their prized asset, having failed to tie him down to a new deal with his current contract expiring in July.

The report adds that Sheffield Wednesday and Derby County have expressed an interest with Hull, Bristol City and Portsmouth also keen.

“Jordan’s a really good player," Robins said.

"He has given a lot of brilliant service.

Damien McCrory of Burton Albion and Jordan Willis of Coventry City in action during the Sky Bet League One match between Burton Albion and Coventry City at Pirelli Stadium on November 17,...

“If he stays, he stays but if he doesn’t I have always said I will shake his hand and wish him all the best because he’s been a brilliant servant.”

If Derby win the race for Willis, the 24-year-old could be tasked with replacing The Rams’ Player of the Year Fikayo Tomori, who is expected to return to parent club Chelsea.

Fiyako Tomori of Derby County reacts following the game at Pride Park Stadium on December 17, 2018 in Derby, England.

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