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Bristol City join race for out of contract defender



Bristol City are set to rival newly promoted Luton Town in the battle to sign Coventry City defender Jordan Willis, Coventry Live have reported.

Willis is out of contract with the League One side in the summer, and although he has been offered a new deal by the Sky Blues, it is thought that they are becoming increasingly resigned to losing Willis.

It was previously reported by HITC that Luton were interested in a move for Willis following their promotion to the Championship, but The Robins are now set to challenge their new second tier rivals for the 24-year-old.

Bristol City boss Lee Johnson is an admirer of the defender, and is keen to bring him to Ashton Gate as his side look to build on their eighth place finish in the Championship last season.

Having graduated through Coventry’s youth system, Willis made his debut for the club in November 2011, and has gone on to make 208 appearances and score eight goals in all competitions for the club, helping them win the Football League Trophy in 2017 and gain promotion to League One via the League Two play-offs in 2018.

The verdict

This would be a good signing for Bristol City.

For someone who is 24-years-old, Willis has plenty of experience in the game, and would surely be a solid addition to Lee Johnson’s squad.

The move could suit Willis too, with Bristol City often willing to give opportunities to young players, and the fact that they are looking to push on towards the Premier League may make them a more attractive proposition than newly promoted Luton.

Thoughts? Let us know in the comments below.

ScoopDragon Football News Network

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