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What is the latest news with Curtis Davies’ situation amid Bristol City transfer talk?

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Defensive fragility was an issue for Bristol City in 2021/22, with only two sides in the Championship conceding more goals, and it seems Nigel Pearson sees Curtis Davies as one potential solution. 

The 37-year-old won Derby County’s Player of the Year award after playing every minute of every league game for the Rams and came close to helping Wayne Rooney keep them up.

He’s now out of contract at Pride Park and, according to journalist Alan Nixon, Pearson wants to bring him to City to add some more experienced to what is a youthful squad.

The Robins boss is understood to be optimistic that offering him a route back to the Championship can convince Davies to move to Ashton Gate but it seems things might not be that easy.

A fresh report from Nixon has revealed that the defender is willing to sign a new deal with Derby if the East Midlands club are able to sort out their finances – with Chris Kirchner’s takeover bid hitting further delays recently – while there is new interest in Davies in the form of former club Hull City.

The Tigers are said to have joined the Robins in the race for the defender in what looks to be an exciting few months at the Championship club, with Acun Ilıcalı set to spend in the first summer window since his takeover.

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Davies spent four years at Hull, making nearly 150 appearances for the club in a tenure that included three seasons in the top flight and one promotion to the Premier League, and revealed in April 2021 that he would relish the chance to return to the club in the future.

It appears he may well get that opportunity this summer, which could spell trouble for both Derby and the Robins.


London-based sports journalist at Snack Media EFL accredited, graduate of New Associates and the University of Brighton

ScoopDragon Football News Network

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