In dire need of firepower in their attacking quarters, Derby County may get their hands on Coventry City striker Matty Godden should the Sky Blues seal a striker deal of their own.
Alan Nixon stated today that Rotherham United and Hull City are in the chase alongside Derby and Coventry for Sheffield United legend Billy Sharp.
Mark Robins is hoping to win the race for the 37-year-old. A deal that, if completed, could see Godden head to Pride Park.
Although it is said that the Rams are also keen on Sharp should he wish to play in the third tier, the likelier destination is a Championship switch. If that switch does turn out to be Coventry, then an exit is on the cards for Godden who is ‘fancied by Derby’.
Would Godden be a good fit for the Rams?
The 31-year-old striker has been with the Sky Blues since 2019, registering 41 goals and ten assists in 115 appearances. Eight of those goals and four of those assists came during the last campaign in which he played a pivotal role as Mark Robins’ side came within touching distance of the Premier League before eventually falling just short against Luton Town in the play-off final.
Following the addition of Conor Washington from Rotherham, the Rams now have two recognised strikers at the club. However, Derby boss Paul Warne has made it clear that he wants to add further quality in the striking department and Gooden could possibly be a credible option.
It remains to be seen whether or not the Coventry striker would be willing to drop down a division, but Derby have proven their prowess before with luring away some of the Championship’s big boys in Conor Hourihane and David McGoldrick last summer, so it would not be a total surprise if the Rams did pull this one off.