Bristol City could be set to receive a timely boost to their finances thanks to a sell-on clause on Josh Brownhill as Burnley face a fight to keep hold of the midfielder, according to Bristol Live.
It has been reported by teamTALK that Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa is an admirer of Brownhill and the Whites could be interested in making a move for the midfielder before the window comes to a close.
It is believed that Leeds would need to pay around £15 million for Brownhill’s services with Burnley keen to keep hold of the former Bristol City midfielder.
That comes after Burnley paid a fee of around £9 million to sign Brownhill from Bristol City in January 2020 and since then the midfielder has gone on to become a crucial member of Sean Dyche’s squad in the Premier League.
The latest report from Bristol Live has revealed that the Robins inserted a sell-on clause that is believed to be around 20% on the deal that took Brownhill to Burnley.
Therefore, it is believed that should Brownhill make a move to Leeds United for around £15 million before the window closes then the Robins could receive as much as £1.2 million from Burnley.
This could be an excellent potential development for Bristol City with the Robins having to raise some extra transfer funds before they can invest in their squad further before the window closes.
Nigel Pearson could potentially be able to re-invest the £1.2 million that might come their way if Brownhill leaves Burnley for Leeds into their squad. That comes with the Robins needing to add one or two forward players to their squad ideally to provide more competition for places upfront.
Leeds though are going to struggle to get a move for Brownhill over the line because he is a crucial member of Burnley’s squad and the Clarets are not in a position where they can lose many of their important players from their squad.
The Robins therefore might not be able to benefit from the extra funds that would come their way for Brownhill this summer, but in the next few windows the midfielder might become more and more on the radar of other clubs.
That means that eventually, Bristol City might be able to benefit from their wise decision to insert a sell-on clause in the deal that took Brownhill to Burnley in January 2020.