It has been revealed that Bristol City captain Josh Brownhill has a release clause in his contract that comes into effect at the end of the season, according to the Bristol Post.
Reporter Gregor MacGregor broke the news earlier on Tuesday, stating that this development may make it more likely that Premier League clubs will step up their interest in the 24-year-old between now and the end of the transfer window in ten days time, to avoid a bidding war at the end of the season.
The clause in his contract is reported to be £7 million, which makes Brownhill available to a cut-price fee in the summer.
The central midfielder has had interest from Burnley and Sheffield United among others, as they look to strengthen their squads for the remainder of the Premier League campaign.
Update on Josh Brownhill's future at #BristolCity. We understand that the midfielder has a release clause in his contract that comes into effect in the summer. Because of that, there could be some jostling from Prem clubs for him over the next 10 days. https://t.co/C0HMJCJue4
— Gregor MacGregor (@GeeMacGee) January 21, 2020
Here are how these Bristol City fans reacted to this latest development, with Brownhill’s future now more in doubt than ever before…
Explains the interest in Vaulks. If we could get £10 million for him I’d be happy. Surely a deal to be done with Burnley if we are interested in Wells
— Bristol City FC Supporters Page (@BCFC_Supporters) January 21, 2020
I’d be shocked if Leicester are in for him. Burnley and Sheffield United maybe but IMO he’s a solid Championship player at best.
— Tom (@TomHagueBCFC) January 21, 2020
Get him gone recall morrel and Walsh, use the money to sign a st if he doesn’t want to sign a new deal
— daniel (@ohhhbcfc339) January 21, 2020
brilliant work from Mark Ashton if so…..🤭🥴
— Pete Hinton (@petehinton8) January 21, 2020
He’s a Lancashire lad as well I believe so wouldn’t turn it down
— Connor.Ryan (@ConnorRyan98) January 21, 2020
If the club gets good money for him the sell!. Doesn’t do enough consistently to warrant his standing in the team anyway imo
— Alec Sampson (@AlecSamps1980) January 21, 2020
he’ll go. money always talks. maybe city will get wells in P/E
— GUNGA DIN (@saharaguts) January 21, 2020
Bye Josh & that’s why I thought the bids were so low.
Sell, replace, move on as his head will be turned.
Not a suprise to the club so there should be a plan in place
— Ian Gay (@RealBristolBoy) January 21, 2020