Brentford striker Andre Gray has snubbed an offer to join newly promoted Bristol City, according to BBC Sport.
The former Shrewsbury frontman only signed for the Bees last summer after scoring 30 goals in 44 appearances with Luton Town in the Conference, linking up at Griffin Park for £500,000 and a 20% sell on fee.
He stunned the Championship with 16 goals and two goals in cup competitions and lead Brentford to an incredible fifth placed finish, but unfortunately were knocked out of the play-offs by Middlesbrough.
Steve Cotterill’s Bristol City launched a whopping £9 million bid for Gray this week, despite interest from QPR and Hull City, to see it accepted by the Bees.
But now the 24-year-old is the second striker to reject City in the last fortnight, as Dwight Gayle also rejected them last week, and will stay at Brentford for the foreseeable future.
Gray is a fine striker who had a great season last year, and though he’s a good front man, it’s debatable whether he’s worth £9 million.
The ex-Luton Town forward is a proven goalscorer at Championship level, so he would be a coup for whatever team he decides to join – but with a £9 million fee attached to him, it is no surprise to see some teams reluctant to move for the Brentford man.
Bristol City fans… What do you make of this news? Is Gray worth £9 million? Do you need to spread the money and strengthen the rest of the team? Which striker will you go for next? Let us know in the comments below!