Nottingham Forest and Birmingham are among several Championship clubs interested in signing Bristol City winger Jamie Paterson this summer, a report from Football Insider has claimed.
Paterson is expected to leave Ashton Gate when his contract with Bristol City expires this summer, and it now seems as though that has caught the attention of a number of other Championship clubs.
According to this latest update, Forest, Birmingham, Stoke and Millwall are all looking at a potential deal for the 29-year-old at the end of this season.
Paterson previously scored 14 goals in 69 appearances for Forest between 2013 and 2016, before making the move to Bristol City.
Since then, the attacker has played 157 games in total for the Robins, scoring 26 goals, while he also spent the first season out on loan at Derby.
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This season however, Paterson has been hampered by injury, and has yet to play since the appointment of Nigel Pearson as manager last month due to a hamstring problem, although it appears that has not put some of those other Championship clubs off a move for the attacker.
You can understand why the likes of Forest, Birmingham, Stoke and Millwall might be interested in Paterson.
The Bristol City man has plenty of experience at Championship level, so he could certainly be a useful asset for one of these sides next season.
Add to that the fact he could be available on a free transfer, which would make financial sense in the current global climate, and this could be a deal that makes sense for those involved.
Paterson himself will no doubt be keen to stay at this level if he leaves Bristol City, although the club themselves may be disappointed if he is to leave without them being able to receive a fee for a player who could still be an asset in this division.