Coventry City are reportedly interested in signing former Aston Villa defender Nathan Baker. The interest of Coventry City in the player was revealed by the Coventry Telegraph. It was revealed that the player is available on a free transfer after reaching the end of his contract with English Championship club Bristol City.

Baker had been playing for Bristol City in the English Championship for over four years. The defender initially teamed up with the Robins on loan from Aston Villa before the move was made permanent in 2017.

Coventry City boss Mark Robins is likely to turn to the transfer market for defensive reinforcements with Leo Ostigard due to return to parent club Brighton and Hove Albion in the Premier League after a successful loan spell. The Brighton centre back impressed Robins and his coaching staff while he was on loan at Coventry City as he helped the club secure Championship safety with several games to play.

Robins could look to 30-year-old centre back Baker who has a lot of experience in both the Premier League and the English Championship though there are concerns over his fitness. He had a hamstring problem that made him miss the majority of the just concluded English Championship season for the Robins.

Baker started out in the Aston Villa Academy before making his bow for the first team. He went on to play 111 times for Villa with most of his appearances coming in the Premier League. He was at Villa until he joined Bristol City on loan and his move was made permanent. Baker played 133 times for the Robins during his time with the club.

Experienced defender Baker sustained a hamstring problem against Villa in pre-season last year and that made him miss the majority of this season. He made his comeback as a substitute in the 3-2 home defeat toLuton Town last month in the league.