Bristol City appear intent on signing a striker before the transfer window closes at 5 pm and if they do, Matty Taylor is reportedly likely to join Charlton Athletic.
According to Bristol Post journalist Gregor MacGregor, if a new goalscorer is to arrive at Ashton Gate today then Taylor is likely to join Charlton.
— Gregor MacGregor (@GeeMacGee) August 8, 2019
The Championship new boys are understood to have been interested in the 29-year-old for some time and have maintained a good relationship with the Robins after coming close to a deal for Mo Eisa back in January.
Taylor made the controversial switch across Bristol from Rovers to City in January 2017 and has gone on to score eight goals for the club in 75 appearances.
The striker has been a bit-part player at Ashton Gate, with the majority of his appearances coming from the bench.
Charlton have already signed two strikers this summer, in Macauley Bonne and Chuks Aneke, but it appears they’re keen on adding one more before the window closes.
Taylor has been a good servant for the Robins since he joined controversially in 2017 but the addition of a new forward would make him excess to requirements.
The 29-year-old will likely go down in City folklore for turning his back on their rivals and for the part he played in the Korey Smith winner against Manchester United.
It could be a smart bit of business for Lee Bowyer, Taylor has not shown himself as a prolific goalscorer at Ashton Gate but he is a busy forward with great link-up play who can be a real nuisance for defenders.
He would be a different option to the weapons currently available to Bowyer and it makes sense for them to move for him.