Report: Sought-after Coventry City ace Jordan Willis set for exit as Bristol City close in

Jordan Willis of Coventry gestures during the Sky Bet League One match between Burton Albion and Coventry City at Pirelli Stadium on November 17, 2018 in Burton-upon-Trent, United Kingdom.

Bristol City have been linked with Coventry City’s Jordan Willis.

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.

According to the Coventry Telegraph, Coventry City defender Jordan Willis is set to leave the club with Championship side Bristol City stepping up their interest.

Willis is out of contract this summer and is highly sought after. The report claims Luton Town, Hull City, Sheffield Wednesday and Derby County are among the Championship sides tracking him.

 

But it seems Bristol City are winning the race. Manger Lee Johnson is keen to strengthen this summer after just missing out on the play-offs last term, and central defence is an area for improvement.

Willis has become a mainstay at the back for Coventry, making over 200 appearances for the Sky Blues as he helped the club to a top-half finish in League One last term.

Coventry had been hoping Willis would remain at the club as they set aside funds for a new contract, but it is suggested that the 24-year-old is now ready to test himself at a higher level.

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,...

Willis could represent a real steal for Bristol City on a free transfer, and the Robins could look to partner him alongside the impressive Adam Webster following his move from Ipswich Town 12 months ago.

The big-money sale of left-back Lloyd Kelly for a reported £13 million should give City extra room to bolster their squad this summer and a few top-quality additions could make them contenders for promotion.

Jordan Willis of Coventry City celebrates with team mates after scoring their sides first goal during the Sky Bet League Two Play Off Final between Coventry City and Exeter City at Wembley...

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