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Bristol City need to do whatever it takes to hold on to key man



Bristol City  defender Aden Flint is undoubtedly going to receive a lot of interest from bigger clubs during this summer’s transfer window, and it will be hard for the Robins to resist the offers when they start coming in.

While the Robins missed out on a spot in this year’s play-offs after a rather disappointing last few results to the season, Flint led his side to a 11th place finish and a rather special EFL Cup run.

The 28-year-old centre back helped lead his side to victory against four Premier League sides this season, including the likes of Manchester United as they reached the semi-final of the prestigious competition.

Flint has received a lot of interest from other clubs already this season, with Brighton and Hove Albion submitting a £6 million bid in the January transfer window; the offer was rejected.

Lee Johnson’s side have conceded just 58 goals this season in their 46 games in the Championship, and that is largely down to Aden Flint. His commanding, dominating defending makes the Bristol back line secure.

It isn’t just his defensive duties that catch the eye when watching Aden Flint, as the tall defender has racked up an impressive nine goals from the back this season, making him Bristol City’s third top goal scorer.

Flint signed for City from Swindon Town in June 2013 for a reported £300,000, and has made a total of 209 appearances for the Robins since.

Flint signed a new contract earlier this season, thought to be until 2021 but has not been officially announced, which means he won’t come cheap for any potential suitors.

But, that doesn’t mean the countries biggest sides will stay away. Playing for a mid-table Championship side, and at the age of 28, he is likely to be on the cheaper side, making him the ideal target for a lower end Premier League side.

If Bristol City are to compete for promotion next season, they will desperately need to keep hold of Aden Flint.

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