Carl Baker want a second stint at Coventry City, according to reports.
The club’s former captain featured in over 180 games the last time but he wants back in. The player is understood to want to be close to home and reunite with his former coach. Despite having a year left in his contract with Portsmouth, he wants to be at Ricoh Arena this summer.
Baker netted 28 times in 182 games for Coventry where he led the team. He was handed the armband again at Pompey in the pre-season game at Salisbury. He is one of the senior stars in the set-up where Kenny Jackett leads.
Jackett is the replacement for former coach Paul Cook who had moved on to Wigan Athletic. The manager has been studying the current crop of players to know the best moves for the team. Jackett has signed just two players so far.
Portsmouth may release Baker to rejoin Coventry but there are still details to be sorted out. Baker is reportedly expecting pay from Pompey before the deadline so he can move to where his heart lies.
The player lives around the city. He had to pair up with Michael Doyle, the skipper last year before he moved to join the Robins, last season. Baker wants to move back as his wife is with their third child. Even Doyle was keen on moving closer to his family.
For now it is a waiting game but Pompey’s decision to pay and when would largely determine if the move would go through this summer.