Bristol City target Alex Gilbey is set to leave relegated Colchester United after he rejected the proposed new deal, according to the Bristol Post.
With Robins manager Lee Johnson having his first summer transfer window at the club, he is looking to shape the side and bring in new faces.
Johnson has already outlined that a goalkeeper is necessity, but he is also targetting Colchester United central midfielder Gilbey, who earned Colchester United’s player of the year award in their ill-fated Sky Bet League One campaign.
With Colchester relegated to League Two, it is looking likely that Colchester’s brightest talents will be scavenged by League One and Championship sides.
Bristol City attempted to sign the central midfielder in January, but the move was blocked as the two sides couldn’t agree a fee for the midfielder.
Gilbey however has taken his future into his own hands by rejecting Colchester United’s contract offer, and it is likely that the 21-year-old will be leaving the club, with Bristol City the most likely destination.
Bristol City fans… what do you make of the news? Would you take Alex Gilbey at your club? Would he fit in well to the side? Let us know your thoughts and opinions in the comments below!