Wolves forward Bright Enobakhare has caused a stir among Coventry City fans after posting a selfie on social media with the message ‘I’m staying’, complete with a sky blue heart.
The 21-year-old has been a star of Coventry’s push for the League One play-offs and many of their supporters took the message to mean he will be rejoining Mark Robins’s squad again next season, either on loan again or permanently.
Enobakhare has lit up the second half of the season for the Sky Blues, helping the club go agonisingly close to making the play-offs with some impressive performances and six goals in his 17 games, which have resulted in six wins and five draws.
The Wolves academy graduate, was identified by City’s head of recruitment Chris Badlan, who previously knew the player from his time at Molineux, and Coventry would love to keep him at the Ricoh Arena next season. He is out of contract this summer but Wolves have a 12-month option to keep him.
It’s understood the two clubs have spoken about the possibility, or at least Coventry registered their interest, but the player will, no doubt, not be short of offers this summer, having already attracted interest from a host of Championship clubs including Middlesbrough and Sheffield Wednesday, woth both clubs represented at recent Coventry home games.
Asked about Enobakhare ’s social media tease, Sky Blues boss Mark Robins said: “I don’t know. He’s not our player so I have nothing to say on it. He’s Wolves’ player so I have to respect that.”
He added: “He’s done really well and he can be anything he wants to be.
“He’s been brilliant for us and I think we’ve been really good for him as well, so let’s see what the summer brings.
“There is plenty of water to flow under the bridge yet and a lot of plate spinning.”
Asked if Coventry will be having a conversation with Wolves, Robins added: “Like I say, he’s a Wolves player so I won’t be saying anything about that situation.”
Previously, Enobakhare has indicated his fondness for Coventry while acknowledging Wolves are his parent club.
Molineux head coach Nuno Espirito Sano played Enobakhare 26 times in all competitions last season as the team swept to the Championship title. But with the club in seventh place in the Premier League and looking to push on, it’s difficult to see the youngster having a part to play in their plans, and a parting of the ways this summer looks to be the most likely outcome.