Bristol City saw star midfielder Josh Brownhill depart the club last night and sign for Premier League side Burnley for an undisclosed fee.
The Clarets gave Brownhill a three-and–a-year contract to secure his future at Turf Moor, as he ended an association with Bristol City that has been running since the summer of 2016.
The 24-year-old joined the club in 2016 following his release from Preston North End, and soon became a regular within Lee Johnson’s midfield as he made 160 appearances and scored 17 goals for the south Bristol club.
Two of his more memorable goals from his time at Ashton Gate came this season, when he lasered in an effort from 25 yards away at Cardiff City to win the game, as well as scoring a 98th-minute winner at home against Charlton Athletic in November.
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Brownhill has deservedly earned his chance to try his trade in the top flight, after manager Lee Johnson has helped mould him and nurture him into one of the finest all-round midfielders in the Championship.
He became a fans’ favourite at Ashton Gate as he led the team out as captain on multiple occasions this season, and here is the best reaction from City fans as they saw goodbye to someone who served them so well…
Thank you skip 😔 all the best ❤️
— Tommy Kendall (@tommykendall_) January 30, 2020
All the best to him. Came here and developed into a great player for us and seems a top guy. Left in good terms and we got a solid fee. Hope he smashes it at Burnley 🙌
— George Mitchell (@_Georgeymitch_) January 30, 2020
All the best! Thanks for everything and that goal against Cardiff❤️
— dan (@danjavent) January 30, 2020
Unappreciated player until this season. Gave 110% even when playing out of position. Has developed into a fantastic player after signing for a small fee. Deserves his prem chance and once again huge profit made on a young player to be invested back into squad. All the best Josh!
— Tom Swash (@TomSwash) January 30, 2020
Thanks for everything Josh. Go smash the Prem, you deserve it! X
— Lucy (@bcfcgal87) January 30, 2020
We all knew this day would come for Browny to leave but my god, he might not have been the most consistent player in the club but he was our captain and on his day he was the best player on the pitch. Goodbye Josh and Burnley better treat you right 🔴⚪️
— BCFC (@BS3BCFC) January 30, 2020
@Brownhill10 been a pleasure to watch JB develop into one of the brightest young talents in the league – Go tear it up!
— Kieran (@Okeeffe87) January 30, 2020