Bristol City will look to spend the summer building on the progress they have made this season after Lee Johnson’s side just missed out on a play-off place on the last day of the Championship season.
The Robins finished the season in eighth place and were just four points behind sixth-placed Derby County in the race for the final play-off spot.
With the summer break now commencing, Johnson has recently claimed that his transfer strategy will be ‘bold’ as he looks to strengthen his squad for a serious promotion push next term.
City’s play-off push was hampered by inconsistent results as they went on a nine-game unbeaten run around the turn of the year, but they then let this impressive form slip towards the end of the season.
It has now emerged that Johnson is eager to re-sign Jay Dasilva following an impressive loan spell this season and it appears a permanent move could be on the cards, according to Bristol Live.
The report states that Dasilva himself is also keen on a return to Ashton Gate, but it is thought there are also other clubs interested in the defender.
Dasilva has delivered strong performances for the Robins since joining the club last summer, as he established himself in the club’s left-back spot ahead of home-grown talent Lloyd Kelly.
This would be a real coup for Bristol City if they can land Dasilva on a permanent deal.
It appears that the transfer will not be easy to complete, but this is a real sign of how far Johnson has taken the club that a Chelsea youngster is keen on a permanent switch there.
Dasilva has been a lively presence on City’s left flank this season, and this move would certainly be a promising start to Johnson’s bold transfer plans.