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Leon Clarke hands in transfer request

13 January 2014

Sky Blues striker has handed in a formal transfer request to the club this morning

Coventry City striker Leon Clarke has handed in a formal transfer request. 

Clarke, who has scored 18 goals this season on the back of the 10 he fired for City in the second half of the 2012/13 campaign, still has 18 months left to run on his deal with the club.

Development director Steve Waggott said: “I have this morning received a formal transfer request from Leon Clarke. There had been indications over the weekend that this would happen but I was only formally notified this morning after he arrived at the training ground.

“Of course, it’s deeply disappointing when a player expresses a desire to leave the club in this way – especially when he has become such a firm favourite with supporters because of performances over the past 12 months.

“That said, when he still has a year-and-a-half left on his contract we are in a position where we will only let him leave if the deal is right for Coventry City Football Club.

“That means securing the kind of deal that will allow Steven Pressley to strengthen his squad should Leon go.”

Clarke, 28, signed permanently from Charlton for the Sky Blues in January 2013 after a short loan spell. 

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