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Bristol City face battle to hold onto star man amid serious Premier League interest

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Bournemouth hold a serious interest in Bristol City attacker Bobby Reid, according to The Sun via The Bournemouth Echo.

Reid has enjoyed a prolific season, netting a sensational 21 goals in all competitions for the Robins this season.

This includes 19 strikes in the Championship, one behind Matej Vydra and Lewis Grabban in the race for the golden boot with one match left to play.

Reid’s goal scoring exploits have helped Bristol City launch a bid for a play-off spot for most of the season, although they have just fallen short of the top six.

With Bristol City set to play next season in the second tier again, Reid has inevitably been attracting attention from the top flight after thriving in a more advanced role this season.

The 25-year-old is being eyed by Bournemouth, who are looking to improve their attacking options this summer ahead of next year’s Premier League campaign.

The diminutive 5ft 7in midfielder-turned-forward has been with Bristol City since he was a schoolboy.

Since breaking into the first team in 2011, Reid has played over 150 times for the senior side at Ashton Gate, as well as having loan spells with Cheltenham Town, Oldham Athletic and Plymouth Argyle.

Reid could now be set for a step up as Premier League Bournemouth weigh up a swoop.

The Verdict

Reid has had a terrific season and has not looked back since Lee Johnson moved him further up the pitch and gave him more attacking licence. Reid knows where the net is at Championship level and really should test himself at a higher level. But maybe the comfort of a familiar environment and a starring role at Bristol City might be appealing to the Bristol-born boy as well.

Bristol City fans – Will you be able to keep Reid? Let us know below…

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NCTJ-qualified journalist - University of Birmingham undergraduate - King's College London postgraduate - Coventry City and West Ham United

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