With injuries ravaging Bristol City’s first-team squad, supporters will be hoping that the club look to add reinforcements in the January window.
The Robins have already begun to recall some of their talented young players that are out on loan elsewhere in the EFL but keeping hold of Adam Nagy should be top of their list of priorities.
Recent reports in Israel have revealed that CSKA Moscow are searching for a new holding midfielder and having missed out on Maccabi Haifa’s Neta Lavi, are eyeing Nagy and Victoria Plzen’s Lukas Kalvah as potential January signings.
The interest in the Hungarian international will likely be no surprise for City fans, who have seen his quality over the past few months.
We are finally starting to see why the South West club signed him from Bologna last summer, so to look to cash in on him now would be a huge mistake and a mystifying one at that.
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Having joined from the Italian club in summer 2019, the 25-year-old struggled to make much of an impact in his debut season at Ashton Gate but has become an integral figure in Dean Holden’s side, having started the Robins’ last 13 Championship games.
His dynamism and energy in the centre of the park have been clear to see when City are at their best, though that has not been often enough in recent weeks with Holden’s side having lost four of their last five games.
That poor run can be blamed, in part, on the injury issues that the Robins face and there are few positions that have been as heavily impacted as central midfield.
Liam Walsh and Joe Williams have been absent throughout the 2020/21 campaign, while Callum O’Dowda, Jamie Paterson, and Andi Weimann are also sidelined due to injury, and Chris Brunt has recently left the club.
City should be looking to add to Holden’s midfield options this month so letting Nagy, now the most senior of the Robins’ central options, leave Ashton Gate this month could be catastrophic for their aspirations this season.
Not only that, you’d have to question the sense in offloading a player that is just beginning to prove his worth.