Coventry City man linked with Bundesliga interest after being 'watched'

Coventry City’s Jay Dasilva is reported to have been watched by German side Freiburg. That’s according to The Sun’s transfer specialist Alan Nixon, who says the 26-year-old could be tempted by the prospect of playing European football next season if the Bundesliga club bag a spot in the Conference League.

The Sky Blues full-back moved to the CBS Arena last summer on a free transfer from fellow Championship side Bristol City but despite starting the campaign, has had an indifferent season overall, during which time he eventually lost his place to friendly rival Jake Bidwell.

The former Chelsea prospect is one of Adi Viveash’s former pupils from his time at the Premier League club where he was unable to break through, before finally leaving Stamford Bridge in 2019, when he signed for the Robins. After four seasons at Aston Gate he was released by the club and joined Coventry, just a few months after a January move had failed to materialise.

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Whether Dasilva would be open to a move to Germany remains to be seen but the report claims he could be lured by the opportunity to play European football, assuming Bayer Leverkusen win the DFB-Pokal final against Kaiserslautern, then Freiburg – who have two games left of the current season – will get a spot in the Conference League if they stay in seventh.

City’s assistant manager Viveash said recently of Dasilva: “I think Jay would say by his own admission that he’s not been as good as he would have liked in his first year, but Jay will get better here because he also feels it’s the right place for him.”

The defender has three more years left on his contract with the Sky Blues. He has made 42 appearances for Mark Robins’ side in his first season, including 25 league starts and 12 from the bench. During that time he has played as a wing-back, left-back and occasionally been deployed higher up on the wing.

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