Coventry City have reportedly received a second bid for star prospect Ben Stevenson from Brentford rumoured to be in the region of £1 million after their original offer of half that was dismissed by the Sky Blues.
Recently,-appointed boss Russell Slade is keen to get as much money for the youngster, as well as a couple of loans included in the deal, so is expected to reject this second offer in the hope of receiving nearly £2 million. With team mate, and fellow academy product Cian Harries on trial at Liverpool and possibly being lined up for a transfer, Coventry could be in for a hefty sum of money this January.
Stevenson has appeared more prominently in the first team this season, making 17 appearances scoring two magnificent goals, including a 35-yard first time half volley against MK Dons. The 19-year-old is reportedly keen on moving to the Championship side, with Wolves and Aston Villa also interested in searching for his signature but The Bees are the obvious answer.
Some Coventry have been reacting on Twitter to the news. Some of them wanted him to be sold for the money, others would do a lot to keep him in Sky Blue and white until summer at least.
I'd happily sell Willis this window if it meant we kept Harries and Stevenson until the end of the season #pusb
— Thomas Murden (@thomas_murden) January 5, 2017
One Coventry fan was very desperate for the club to keep their young prospects.
If we sell Ben Stevenson for £1million and Ademola Lookman gets sold for £10million, that is scandalous. #PUSB
— Matty Roper (@M_Roper96) January 4, 2017
Another was angry that the Sky Blues were getting a tenth of what Charlton received from Everton for Ademola Lookman.
I want at least £2m for Stevenson and for it all to be invested. If SISU weren't so awful then we could easily stay up with that money #PUSB
— matt goodbody (@mattgoodbody) January 5, 2017
A third fan was concerned that owners SISU would not be investing much, if any of the money received from the transfer.