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Championship club slap eight-figure price tag on star man amid growing West Brom interest

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Bristol City want £10m for West Bromwich Albion target Bobby Reid this summer, according to The Mirror’s Live Transfer Blog [14:58].

Reid is a major target for West Brom this summer, who are looking for reinforcements in attack with strikers Salomon Rondon and Jay Rodriguez potentially heading out.

The 25-year-old only has a year left to run on his contract and is yet to commit his long-term future to Bristol City, meaning they may choose to cash in this summer.

But the Robins will not accept anything less than an eight-figure sum with owner Stephen Lansdown keen to recoup nearly as much as they did when they sold Jonathan Kodjia to Aston Villa in an £11m deal.

After netting 19 goals and contributing with seven assists last term, Reid is an attractive prospect for the Baggies, who are aiming to bounce straight back to the Premier League after finishing bottom in the top flight last term.

Other Championship clubs are in the hunt but West Brom remain in pole position to sign the Bristol City academy product, having entered advanced talks over his signature.

Reid – who was named in the PFA Championship Team of the Year – plays as a central striker or as a number 10, making him an appealing addition.

The Verdict

Reid would be an excellent signing for West Brom, providing the perfect replacement for Rodriguez or Rondon.

Given his proven track record of scoring goals in the second tier, his impressive versatility and the fact that he is still relatively young at 25, perhaps £10m is a decent investment.

Rondon has a £16m release clause so if someone triggers that, West Brom have made a £6m profit and still got a decent forward.

Bristol City and West Brom fans – What do you make of the price tag? Let us know below…

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