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Bristol City facing fight to keep hold of first-team talisman as PL club chase deal

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Bristol City are in talks with Burnley over a potential move for Josh Brownhill that is worth £6 million, according to Football Insider.

The outlet report that the Premier League side are impressed with the performances of the 24-year-old midfielder for the Robins this season, and are keen on bringing him to Turf Moor on a permanent deal.

It is also stated that extensive discussions have already taken place between the two clubs, with the Lancashire side confident of an agreement being finalised.

Brownhill was not part of the matchday squad for last weekend’s win over Wigan, a clear sign that confirmation of the transfer is imminent.

The 24-year-old has been a consistent performer for his club and is currently very settled in BS3, but the outlet report that the player is keen to test himself in the Premier League.

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Brownhill has been a mainstay of Lee Johnson’s Bristol City team this term, starting all but one game for the Robins in the Championship, contributing with five goals and two assists in 26 appearances.

The Warrington-born midfielder has been at Ashton Gate since 2016, signing for the Robins after the expiry of his contract at Preston North End.

In total, Brownhill has featured 158 times for Bristol City during his three-and-a-half-years in BS3, scoring 17 goals.

The Verdict

Bristol City had a tough fight on their hands to try and keep a hold of Brownhill, and it seems as if the Robins have lost the battle, with the 24-year-old now poised to make the switch to Turf Moor.

Growing up in Warrington, there also is a chance for Brownhill to move back closer to home.

However, for Lee Johnson, this development represents a tough challenge. The club will need to go into the market to find an adequate replacement.


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