Bristol City have opened talks with free agent Matty James as they look to make the midfielder their first signing of the summer, according to a report from the Bristol Post.
James spent the second half of last season on loan with Coventry City and was released by Leicester City at the end of his contract once the 2020/21 campaign came to an end.
He could now be set to link up with former Foxes boss Nigel Pearson at Ashton Gate and become the Robins’ first signing of the summer.
The Bristol Post has reported that City have held initial talks with James about joining the club, with Pearson hoping he can add some steel in the centre of the park.
The Robins released 11 senior players earlier this month meaning they look likely to very busy over the next few months, though no new signings have yet been confirmed.
The 29-year-old would be the latest former Leicester figure to join the South West club, with Danny Simpson and new head of medical performance Dave Rennie both arriving in Bs3 over the past few months.
James was a regular under Pearson at the King Power Stadium but fell out of favour after the 57-year-old coach’s exit.
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It seems Pearson is keen to add another player he trusts to the City squad.
James impressed while at Coventry City last season and his industry in central midfield could complement some of the younger central midfield options that the Robins currently have.
You feel the South West club need to have a strong window given the way last season finished and starting by signing the former Leicester on a free transfer would be a great way to kick things off.