The transfer window has only been closed for less than three weeks but clubs already have targets in mind as they look to plan for the future.
Bristol City are one club that have begun their preparations for when the summer transfer window arrives and they are thought to have targeted Crewe Alexandra right-back Perry Ng, reported by TeamTalk.
Ng is a product of the academy at Crewe and he made his debut during the 2015-2016 season as he began to get his first taste of senior football.
He has gone on to become a star at the League Two side as he has made 159 appearances and has now gone on to become their captain in a short space of time.
Ng may not have the experience yet to compete at Championship level but he could still turn out to be a solid signing if Bristol City were to make a move for him.
Jack Hunt isn’t getting any younger and Pedro Pereira is only on loan from Benfica until the summer while Zak Vyner’s future would appear up in the air if Ng was to arrive at the club.
The defender’s arrival at the club wouldn’t necessarily make him the first-choice straight away but he has the attributes to try and compete for a starting spot in the Championship.
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He is defensively solid and knows when the right time is to defend and attack. He has a good understanding of the game and reads it well so that he can intercept any passes that come down his side.
He can beat a man when going forward and is never shy of overlapping his winger to try and stretch the play when the opportunity allows him to foray forward.
One thing that people may forget about him is that while he is a defender playing in the fourth tier, he still has time on his side and has built up plenty of experience.
He will likely have hit 170 appearances for Crewe by the time the season is over which is more than what some players at his age can say for themselves.
Being a regular in the Football League since the age of 21 isn’t always an easy task and he has stepped up to the plate whenever Crewe have asked him to.
Ng may not be the signing that Bristol City fans would be hoping for this summer but they could find much worse than him if they were going to bring him to Ashton Gate.