Preston North End striker Seani Maguire appears to be heading for the exit door amid claims of a move to Coventry City.

Football Insider report that Coventry have now agreed a deal to sign Maguire before the transfer deadline next week.

Maguire is allegedly joining Coventry until the end of the season.

That could be a loan but with Maguire’s contract at PNE expiring this summer, Coventry may simply take over the final months of the deal.

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Maguire, 28, almost certainly wasn’t going to earn a new contract at North End and a parting of the ways may be best for all.

Emil Riis may be out injured but the arrivals of Liam Delap and Tom Cannon will keep Maguire down the pecking order.

The Irishman has only started four league games for PNE this season and come off the bench in another six.

Maguire was impressive in the home win over West Bromwich Albion in October but hasn’t featured since returning from the World Cup break.

Maguire’s last goal for PNE came against Cardiff City back in November 2021, and he only managed two goals last season.

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It’s a shame that Maguire’s time at North End is ending like this having been something of a sensation after his arrival in 2017.

North End raided Cork City for Maguire in a deal worth around £125,000 as PNE continued to explore the Irish market.

Maguire was outstanding in his first season and finished the campaign with 10 goals in 25 appearances.

Sadly, Maguire has only scored 14 times in the last 145 games for PNE with injuries ultimately taking their toll on him.

Maguire always gave his all though, showed great link-up play around the final third and was often willing to do the dirty work you would often associate with strikers of a bigger stature.

Maguire now has the chance of a fresh start with Coventry and will hope to impress under Mark Robins.

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