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Bristol City targeting Premier League defender following loan spell



Bristol City are nearing ever closer to signing Sunderland full-back, Adam Matthews, according to Bristol Post.

The full-back enjoyed a successful spell at Ashton Gate when Lee Johnson brought the defender as his first signing as City boss. His good performances in the side warranted first-team football on a regular basis and managed to keep the likes of Luke Ayling out of the side.

Any chances of the Robins being able to sign the Sunderland player on a permanent deal will lie heavily on Sunderland’s hopeful signing of French defender, Jeremy Pied.

With Sam Allardyce seemingly leaving Matthews out of his plans for next season, it is highly likely that a move away from the Stadium of Light would be the best thing for the 24-year-old’s career if he wants to have game time.

The full-back is already behind Billy Jones in the pecking order and Allardyce’s desire to bring another full-back in could see out the door.

There is an air around Bristol City that they feel that this deal can be secured if the timing is right. They will just need to ensure that a deal can be agreed as well as officials of the club approaching the player at the right time.

One thing is for sure, City will be keen to get this one over the line as soon as they can. There security in the Championship was the primary aim last season and having done that they will want to bring in Premier League quality such as Matthews to improve in the next campaign.

Bristol City fans… what do you think of the move? Is Matthews a player you were impressed with over his loan spell and could he be the key to a higher placed finish next season? Let us know in the comment section below! 

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