‘Hesitant and hesitant’ – New details emerge in Marko Stamenic’s transfer requests to Coventry City

More details have emerged in ongoing speculation that Coventry City will sign Red Star Belgrade midfielder Marko Stamenic.

Serbian publication Sportal reported last week that the club, known as FK Crvena Zvezda, sold the holding midfielder to the Sky Blues for a “staggering €5m” (£4.2m) after just one year after joining the free club in Copenhagen.

Another Serbian outlet, Mozzart Sport, corroborated these claims and added that while the club “quickly accepted Coventry’s offer”, it says the player “hesitated and hesitated” during the day the deal was negotiated . The report states that the selling club have also negotiated a 10% sell-on clause for the player’s next sale, although that’s pretty standard these days, but it nevertheless adds further detail to claims that Stamenic is heading for the Championship. club.

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Meanwhile, Red Star this week announced the signing of central midfielder Dalsio Gomes on a two-year deal from APOEL Nicosia, although it is not known if the Portugal/Guinea-Bissau international is seen as a direct replacement for Stamenic.

The report said: “Although he was under contract until 2027, the offer from English second division side Coventry was too much to refuse. The club quickly accepted Coventry’s offer, the player hesitated and hesitated, but during the day he also agreed to move to the island.”

The Serbian-born New Zealand international is 22 and arrived in Europe four years ago when he signed for Copenhagen. He spent a season on loan at Koge and a year and a half ago agreed to sign for Crvena Zvezda, for whom he played 35 games in all competitions and scored two goals.

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