Bristol City are one of a number of clubs monitoring the situation of Charlton striker Lyle Taylor alongside a host of Premier League and Championship sides, according to TEAMtalk.
Charlton are understood to be keen to tie down Taylor on a new contract at The Valley – with the forward currently due to be out of contract at the end of the season – but a host of clubs are now thought to be keeping tabs on Taylor’s situation.
The Robins are said to be one of those sides keen on Taylor’s services alongside the likes of Sheffield United, Norwich and Nottingham Forest, with City boss Lee Johnson interested in adding a new frontman to his ranks in January.
Johnson was dealt a blow earlier this season when on-loan striker Benik Afobe was ruled out with a significant injury, with this leading to him recruiting Spanish forward Rodri on a short-term deal, but it now seems he is also chasing another striker.
Taylor has been a revelation since joining Charlton in the summer of 2018 having scored 30 goals in 52 appearances for the South London outfit, and City fans will surely be hugely excited to see their side linked with such a prolific forward.
The 29-year-old has recently missed over three months on action with a knee injury he suffered back in September, but he made his long-awaited return over the weekend, and his lively performance means it should not be long before he is back to his best.
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The former AFC Wimbledon has proved to be a huge fans’ favourite at Charlton since joining the club, and his clinical presence in front of goal means he could well prove to be the difference for the Robins in the second half of the season.
It looks likely that City are gearing up for a promotion push this term following a solid season up to this point, and their supporters would surely view Taylor as a statement signing heading into the new year.
Many Robins fans will still be feeling cautious over this deal given the extent of interest in Taylor, but the fact their side are clearly in the market for a proven goalscorer to boost their attack should provide cause for excitement ahead of January.