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FIRST WORDS | Fabio Tavares

The striker put pen to paper on a deal with the Sky Blues...

1 February 2021

The Sky Blues latest recruit, Fabio Tavares told how it was a ‘new blessing’ as he agreed to join Coventry City on a two-and-a-half-year deal.

The 20 year-old joins City from League One side Rochdale for an undisclosed fee, as he looks to take the next step in his development.

Speaking after agreeing his deal with Mark Robins side, Tavares told how he couldn’t turn down the opportunity to join the Sky Blues.

“It’s a new blessing and a new chapter for me, I’m excited and I can’t wait to get going and I’m just so thankful for this opportunity.

“My agent rang me and told me there was an opportunity to come and play for a massive club like Coventry and I knew then straight away that I had to take it and I couldn’t say no.

“We played against them last year and they had a great team and obviously they got promoted by winning the league, so I knew coming here and working with the coaching staff that I couldn’t say no and I knew it was the next step and the right step for me.

“It’s a new chapter and a new opportunity for me and it’s good to come here and in the past the club have had some good young players that have gone on to have wonderful careers and I think this is the right place for me.”

Tavares has risen through the ranks at Rochdale, graduating for their Academy to go on to make 39 appearances, scoring four goals.

Upon his departure from the Crown Oil Arena, the striker thanked everyone at Rochdale for the opportunity they have given him in football.

“I’m grateful for the opportunity that Rochdale gave me they helped me develop as a player and a person and they really gave me my chance in football.

“This season I’ve got some games under my belt and I’m just looking forward to getting some more in the championship.

“I think I’ve outdone my expectations, maybe not so much this year, but last year at 18 I played a lot of games and scored my first professional goal and got my first professional start.”

After making his debut last season, Tavares has gone on to score goals against the likes of Bolton Wanderers, Bradford City, Morecambe and Fleetwood.

When asked what the Sky Blues supporters can expect from himself, Fabio told how he’s hoping to add to his growing reputation.

“I like to get in behind and play off the shoulder using my speed and I want to get goals really, that’s what I live for.

“I’m always in the box and I’m always alert and I have a few skills here and there.”


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