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Coventry City striker Leon Clarke moves to Wolverhampton Wanderers

30 January 2014

Striker Leon Clarke has completed his switch from Coventry City to Wolverhampton Wanderers for an undisclosed fee.

The Sky Blues confirmed on Wednesday evening that an agreement had been reached with their League One neighbours and the 28-year-old has now completed a medical and agreed personal terms, with the transfer fee understood to be in the region of £750,000.

Clarke returns to his hometown club having started his career at Molineux, making 83 appearances and scoring 15 times between 2003-2006. He has penned an 18-month contract which includes the option of a further year.

The frontman, who is currently League One's joint-leading scorer with 15 goals this term, submitted a formal transfer request to Coventry earlier this month.

City rejected two bids from Wanderers which did not meet their valuation before finally parting ways with the wantaway striker just 37 hours before the close of the transfer window on Friday.

Well-travelled Clarke joined the Sky Blues last January from Charlton and found the net 28 times in 45 outings in total.

Coventry will now step up their search for at least one replacement forward before the 11pm deadline on Friday, while Clarke's arrival in the Black Country could see Leigh Griffiths depart, with Celtic rumoured to be interested in his services.


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