Bristol City have completed the signing of Matty Taylor from local rivals Bristol Rovers, reports the club’s official website.
The striker joins Lee Johnson’s side on a two-and-a-half year deal, and becomes the first player to make the move from Rovers to City in 30 years.
City activated a clause in Taylor’s contract, and have beaten a number of Championship clubs including Brentford and Wolves to the strikers’ signature.
Taylor has been prolific for Darrell Clarke’s side since arriving in 2014. He scored 28-goals in Rovers’ promotion from Sky Bet League Two last season.
The 26-year old has continued his impressive form into the start of this season, scoring 19-goals already.
Clarke’s side are pushing for a play-off place and currently sit eighth in the League One table, just two-points outside the top-six.
Losing Taylor has dealt Rovers a major blow in their hopes for back-to-back promotion.
City on the other hand are fighting at the wrong end of the Championship table, sitting 21st and just two-points outside the relegation zone.
After an impressive start to the season, Johnson’s side are now fighting relegation and are without a win since December 3rd.
Taylor could make his debut for Bristol City against Rotherham United on Saturday.
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