Bristol City are looking to secure a shock deal to sign Matty Taylor from bitter rivals Bristol Rovers, reports Daily Mail journalist Craig Hope.
Taylor has been prolific over the past 18-months, scoring 28-goals to help Rovers gain promotion from Sky Bet League Two last season.
The striker has continued his form this season, bagging 19-goals so far this term- helping Rovers reach eighth in League One.
Darrell Clarke’s side are on the rise and are now sitting just three-points outside the play-off places, and losing their top goal scorer could seriously derail their season.
Rovers’ chairman Steve Hamer was quoted saying, the sale of Taylor was the “last thing” the club were considering doing.
In stark contrast to Rovers’ rise through the Football League, neighbours Bristol City are struggling.
After an impressive start to the Championship campaign, Lee Johnson’s side have fallen away in the league and sit just two-points above the relegation zone, and have failed to record a victory in the league since December 3rd.
City’s on-loan forward Tammy Abraham has scored 19-goals this season and Johnson seems to want to strengthen his defence- but did not rule out a surprise move on deadline-day.
Bristol Rovers fans… How desperate are you to keep hold of Matty Taylor?
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