Coventry City does not want the striker Gary Madine to return to Sheffield Wednesday just yet.
They are actually looking to sign the 24-year old permanently, but, for the time being, what’s on their agenda is to get his loan spell extended somehow.
The match that Coventry has to play versus Walsall would mark the end of the Madine’s current loan spell.
But, as per the reports, the talks have been taking place behind the scenes and the announcement of the extension of the loan period would be made soon.
Sheffield Wednesday would obviously not extend Madine’s stay at Ricoh Arena till the summer because the player’s contract is going to expire in June and during the next pre-season transfer window, the Owls would get no fee for him.
So, there is no chance of a long extension. The extension would only be for a few weeks and in that duration; Coventry will have to get the permanent signing done.
It’s not that Madine has been scoring countless goals at Coventry. But, the coaching staff there is said to have liked what they have seen in the attacker and they reckon he is somebody who can be a very useful servant of the club in the coming tomorrow.
Madine himself also confirmed to the media yesterday that the attempts were being made by Coventry to keep his services secured.
In the words of Madine, “I think they want me to continue being here and they are making several attempts to make sure it happens. I have been told so by the manager.”
“I cannot tell you if it is going to be the loan extension or the permanent signing. Let’ see. It is for the two clubs to try and negotiate.”