Coventry Sign Burnley’s McNally in £2m Transfer

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Coventry City are reportedly close to signing Burnley defender Luke McNally in a £2m transfer following a successful loan spell at the club.

The 20-year-old centre-back has been on loan at the Sky Blues since January and has impressed manager Mark Robins with his performances.

McNally has made 11 appearances for Coventry since joining on loan, and has been a key part of the team’s defensive solidity.

The Sky Blues have conceded just four goals in the 11 games he has played in, and have kept five clean sheets in that time.

Robins is now keen to make the move permanent and is reportedly close to agreeing a deal with Burnley for the defender.

McNally joined Burnley from Irish side Bohemians in 2018 and has made two appearances for the Clarets.

He has also had loan spells at League of Ireland sides Derry City and Sligo Rovers, and has represented the Republic of Ireland at Under-19 level.

The defender is highly rated by Burnley and is seen as one for the future, but the club are willing to let him leave on a permanent basis in order to gain more first-team experience.

Coventry are keen to add to their defensive options and McNally is seen as the perfect fit.

The Sky Blues are currently second in the Championship and are pushing for promotion to the Premier League.

McNally’s arrival would bolster their defensive options and help them in their push for promotion.

The deal is expected to be completed in the coming days, with McNally set to become Coventry’s first signing of the summer.

It is a move that could prove to be a shrewd piece of business for the Sky Blues, as they look to strengthen their squad ahead of a potential promotion push.