Premier League clubs are reportedly ready to make a last minute bid to land Bristol City midfielder Josh Brownhill before tomorrow’s deadline, according to TEAMtalk.
Burnley and Sheffield United are apparently the two teams interested in buying the influential Robins’ man although Lee Johnson and co. will demand at least £15million for his services.
The 23-year-old played the entirety of the club’s 3-1 loss to Leeds United at Ashton Gate on the opening day of the season as they look to improve on their previous finish and push for promotion.
This summer has already seen them lose first-team stars Lloyd Kelly to Bournemouth and Adam Webster to Brighton for around £13million and £20million respectively so they will be desperate not to add Brownhill to that list, especially with so little time left to replace him.
Since making the move Ashton Gate from Preston in 2016, Brownhill has racked-up 12 goals and ten assists in 133 appearances, including five goals and four assists last season alone.
Next up for the Robins is a trip to Birmingham City and fingers will be crossed throughout the City that their star midfielder will be present.
I really cannot see Bristol City selling here unless Brownhill kicks up a real fuss.
This late in the window it will be nearly impossible for the Robins to effectively replace him and, after already making a couple of massive sales this summer, they are no where near a position where they will need to sell.
You get the feeling that Johnson and the board are eager to have a serious tilt at promotion and I cannot see them potentially jeopardising that.