Bristol City still remain interested in securing a potential move for Rotherham United forward Michael Smith before the summer transfer window closes, according to Bristol Live.
Nigel Pearson’s side have been aiming to try and bolster their attacking options throughout the summer transfer window but they have yet been able to add to their squad in that area. That comes after the departure of Famara Diedhiou at the end of his contract earlier on in the summer.
It had been reported earlier on in the summer transfer window that Bristol City were interested in making a move for Smith after the forward had fired home ten goals in 44 Championship appearances for Rotherham last term.
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The latest report from Bristol Live has revealed that Pearson remains keen on bringing in a forward that is more in the traditional number nine mould to support Chris Martin. That comes amid recent links to Arouca forward Andre Silva.
It is believed that the Robins also remain interested in securing a move for Smith with Rotherham set to demand £1.5 million for the 29-year-old if he is to be sold.
Signing Smith would be an excellent potential move for Bristol City to make at this stage in the summer transfer window with the forward a player that would be able to bring a lot to the table for the Robins in the final third and take some of the pressure off Martin’s shoulders.
The 29-year-old will be a key player for Rotherham this season in League One and he has already managed to score one goal and provide one assist for the Millers in their opening four league games.
Therefore, Bristol City are likely going to have to come in and meet the League One side’s full £1.5 million valuation now if they are to sign him because time is running out for them to find a replacement if he leaves.
The Robins need to show that are prepared to back Pearson in the transfer market and Smith is clearly a player that Pearson believes can improve his existing options. Therefore, it would make sense for Bristol City to make a late move for the 29-year-old.