Coventry City have today confirmed the signing of Walsall Sierra Leone striker Amadou Bakayoko on a two year deal.
Whilst the fee is ‘undisclosed’ we believe that Bakayoko has signed for Mark Robins men for £200,000 which will hopefully go towards helping manager Dean Keates strengthen his squad ahead of the transfer window shutting on Thursday.
Bakayoko had an inconsistent career with the Saddlers since making his debut in 2013 coming on as a substitute during our 1-0 defeat against Port Vale at Vale Park.
Baka then joined Southport, Telford and Worcester before breaking into the Saddlers first team on a consistent basis.
It would take Baka until 2016 to open his scoring for the Saddlers. He had waited so long to score his first goal that he grabbed a hat-trick in our victory against Grimsby in the EFL Trophy. Baka went onto score six goals in that competition, scooping the EFL Trophy golden boot for that season.
He scored his first league goal for the Saddlers in our 3-2 win over Shrewsbury Town in 2016 – he was later sent off in that match.
During his one hundred and six appearances for the Saddlers, Baka scored eighteen goals. Seven of which came in cup competitions.
Everyone at Vital Walsall wishes to thank Bakayoko for his time with the club and wish him the best of luck for the future.