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SIGNING: Coventry City have signed Nike Academy graduate Bilal Sayoud on a two-year deal

24 March 2016

The Sky Blues have moved quickly to secure the services of the highly-rated youngster following impressive trial...

Coventry City have signed midfielder Bilal Sayoud on a two-year deal, with a one-year extension option in the club's favour.

Following a successful trial, the 18-year old attacking midfielder has joined the club from the highly-regarded Nike Academy.

Sayoud was a junior at Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur before joining the Nike Academy on a two-year apprenticeship to continue his football development where he played against the likes of Inter Milan, Roma and Barcelona. 

The London-born midfielder joined the club on trial and came on in the Under-21s' games against Bolton Wanderers and Bristol City, and claimed an impressive assist for Bassala Sambou's goal in the 4-0 win over the Robins.

City boss Tony Mowbray said: "Bilal joined the club on trial a few weeks back and has impressed during his short time at the club.

"As well as his two appearances for the Under-21s side, he also played in a training game at Ryton with other first-team members where he shone with his technical ability in wide areas.

"Bilal has plenty of impressive attributes at such a young age and I believe we can help him fulfil his potential over the course of his time with the club.

"It is another deal which we've done with one eye on the future with this being his first professional contract and I'm looking to forward to working with him in the future."  

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