Bristol City have emerged as front runners to sign Bristol Rovers striker Matty Taylor, reports the Bristol Post.
Odds on Taylor making the switch from Rovers to City were slashed last night, sending shockwaves across both sets of fans.
Taylor scored 28-goals to help secure Bristol Rovers’ promotion from Sky Bet League Two last season and has continued his form this campaign scoring 19 times.
Darrell Clarke’s side currently sit eighth in the League One table, just three-points outside the play-offs, and the sale of their top scorer could derail their season.
Neighbours, City, are on the lookout for a fullback and a winger on deadline-day, but manager Lee Johnson refused to rule anything else out.
Johnson’s side are fighting for survival in the Sky Bet Championship, sitting in 21st place, and are without a win since December 3rd.
With the potential transfer of Taylor looming, here is how both sets of fans reacted on Twitter…
If Matty Taylor leaves to City his heroic reputation at Rovers will disappear. Rightly or wrongly he'll be hated. What a waste if it happens
— Adam Bushell (@adambushell) January 31, 2017
This Matty Taylor to City story makes no sense. The gap's never been smaller – why choose to leave now?
— Adrian James ???????????? (@AdrianLJames) January 31, 2017
If Matty Taylor leaves for Bristol City everything I know is a lie, world on its head. #BRFC
— Daaaaaannnnn (@DNBKR) January 31, 2017
— Kieran (@Okeeffe87) January 31, 2017
Checking twitter for Matty Taylor news is like googling symptoms for when you don't feel very well.
— Gaschef (@Gaschef) January 31, 2017
— Brendon Mitchell (@thetalkofsport) January 31, 2017
— Cidersi (@CiderSi) January 31, 2017