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Bristol City weigh up bids for two strikers



The Bristol Post report that Bristol City manager Lee Johnson is ready to bolster his attacking options ahead of the new season by making a double swoop for Omar Bogle and Joe Mason. 

The report suggests that Johnson’s current raft of attacking options mean that outgoings would be needed in order to create space and funds for any potential new arrivals, but Johnson’s desire to add firepower ahead of the big kick off this coming weekend does not appear to be in any doubt.

The reported fee mooted by Johnson for Wolverhampton Wanderers forward Joe Mason is £1.2m, as Nuno Santo’s free spending club look to offload any deadwood following the arrival of a bevy of new signings, as they look to return to the top flight.

Santo’s spree, aided by Jorge Mendes’ extensive list of contacts, could be good news for Johnson as he looks to bring in Mason, most likely to provide back-up to club-record signing Famara Diedhiou, signed from French Ligue 2 outfit Angers, who have also just lost another frontman, Aboubakar Kamara, who has joined City’s divisional rivals Fulham.

Bogle, having scored 19 League 2 goals for Grimsby Town, has failed to set the world alight at Wigan Athletic, as he was powerless to prevent their relegation back to the third tier, after just one season back in the Championship.

The mooted fee is £750,000 for the frontman, with Johnson no doubt hoping that Bogle can make the step up to the second tier a success this time around.

The Verdict: 

Mason is an experienced campaigner at this level but is an uninspiring signing and seeing as Wolves are now flush with cash, any hope of a cut-price deal might be extinguished because they have no need to sell and Bristol City certainly shouldn’t be driving the price up.

Bogle, when on fire at Grimsby, captured the imagination because he is that most rare of players – someone who seems to have an unerring knack of finding the back of the net at will.

The jump up two divisions was a tough move to make, especially in an underperforming team, but there are also worrying signs that his all-round game is not at a high enough level to cut it in the Championship.

Nevertheless, at less than £1m, as a back up to Diedhiou, tasked with coming off the bench to grab goals, Bogle is the more enticing option of the two – players who can find the back of the net are always worth taking a punt on.

Bristol City fans – would you like to see either man take the pitch for you this season? Let us know in the comments below…

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