Bristol City have been searching for a new striker across the past six months, with plenty of setbacks along the way as Lee Johnson attempts to find a man capable of scoring 20 goals a season.
The Robins were turned down by Arsenal earlier this month as they attempted to bring in young forward Eddie Nketiah on loan, while Liverpool striker Rhian Brewster opted for the delights of Swansea City over a loan move to Ashton Gate.
City manager Lee Johnson has now set his sights on Peterborough United striker Ivan Toney, who has netted 19 goals in 33 games across all competitions this season.
The Robins will need to fork out a club-record figure if they are to bring the 23-year-old to the south west, with Peterborough thought to be holding out for a minimum of £9 million for one of their star talents, a figure that Bristol City haven’t been put off by.
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Lee Johnson faces competition to try and land the forward’s signature, however, with Championship playoff rivals Brentford also keen on the striker and aiming to bring him to Griffin Park by the end of next week.
Here, we take a look at the best reaction from Bristol City fans as their search for a fresh face to lead the line at Ashton Gate continues…
Another lower league player? No thanks. Bring in some Champ and Prem experienced players please.
— Phil Western (@blockbrowt) January 23, 2020
Excellent detective work Gregor ! 👏 Ivan Toney would be a terrific signing, and will undoubtably have future resale value. Keeping my fingers crossed Bristol City can land him. 🤞
— Professor R.Niblett (@R_Niblett_) January 23, 2020
Splash the cash and get him. Would be a great signing.
— Bristol City FC Supporters Page (@BCFC_Supporters) January 23, 2020
This I cannot understand.. no disrespect however untried and untested @ championship level?? Now is the time to get things ABSOLUTELY right Lee.
— anthony ricketts (@ANTHONYRICKETT5) January 23, 2020
Finally a decent young striker hopefully mark ashton can use his top notch negotiation skills to get the deal done
— Deano Beano (@Deano_Beano7) January 23, 2020
It would go against what you said last week about proven championship players? Good player though
— Martin (@martinbell1989) January 23, 2020
Plays in the same team as Mo Eisa who couldn’t get in our squad – doesn’t seem right to me
— 🥊Rossi Strikes Back 🐦🏴 (@rossi_rossi) January 23, 2020