Tom Grennan sends brilliant transfer message to Coventry City boss Mark Robins after Soccer Aid display

Adopted Sky Blues fan Tom Grennan has offered his services to Coventry City after his Player of the Match performance at for England at Soccer Aid.

The 27-year-old singer song-writer was one of the stars of the high profile charity match that raised over £15 million for Unicef, scoring a well taken goal to give England a 2-1 lead against a World XI side, and going close on another occasion when he cut onto his right foot on the edge of the box and hit a superb strike that former Chelsea and Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech pushed over the bar with an impressive save.

Comedian Lee Mack struck the winning penalty in a shoot-out following a 2-2 draw at the London Stadium, clinching a fourth successive victory for the World XI. Although Grennan failed to convert his spot kick, he was awarded Player of the Match after an impressive overall performance from the former Luton Town trainee who also had trials for Aston Villa as a teenager.

His official website explains: ‘As a teenager, he had a promising football career, playing for Luton Town, Northampton Town, Aston Villa and Stevenage.’

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Talking about his short-lived football career, Grennan said: “I was close to playing over in the States but something was telling me not to and obviously it was the music. My head was turned by music and people saying I had a voice!”

Although a confirmed Manchester United supporter, the talented singer who had his first UK top 10 hit with “Little Bit of Love” last year, has adopted the Sky Blues as his second team, courtesy of his manager John Dawkins, who is a huge City fan. Grennan has been to the CBS Arena to watch Mark Robins’s men and got to know many of the players, particularly Callum O’Hare whom he invited on stage at Radio 1’s Big Weekend at the Memorial Park in Coventry last month.

Asked on twitter by a City fan, Benjii following last night’s game: Fancy lining up with the Big Swede next year Tom? He replied: Front three with my boy @CalOhare.

And this morning Grennan tweeted pictures of the entrance to City’s Ryton training ground, and joked: Come on then! Mark / Adi can someone come and open up… followed by signing on and handshake emojis.

Asked what it was like to play in Soccer Aid, he told talkSPORT: “It’s a dream come true. I played last year and had that experience of living like a top, top player. I am here to play football but also to help raise money for such a great cause, helping children around the world.

“Footballers are super heroes to me. Last night I was talking to Roberto Carlos and Cafu.”

When it was put to him that he’s hoping to get a contract at Man United, he said: “Listen, I am looking for a contract anywhere; non-league, call me up, no problem. Put me on the wing, cut in, overlaps…”

City fans have been quick to pick up on the light-hearted offer. Here’s what they have been saying:

Myles Cadden: You could play in the friendly at Leamington.

Lee Beckett: Unknown triallist!

Gareth Thyer: The player of the match is ready and waiting ;).

Andy Parson: Ha ha class.

IamCovJase: You know it! As @FabrizioRomano would say……”Here we go” Great game last night, buddy.

Layla: Haha man of the match is waiting #SoccerAid smashed it Tom.

The Astras: Who needs Messi with @CalOhare and @Tom_Grennan on the park. Weapons.

David Patterson: Come on Coventry. Show him a little bit of love.

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