Premier League clubs re­port­edly in­ter­ested in Josh

Bristol Post - - SPORT - Gregor MACGREGOR [email protected]­plc.com

BRIS­TOL City may be field­ing in­ter­est in Josh Brown­hill in the fi­nal two weeks of the Jan­uary trans­fer win­dow.

Ac­cord­ing to a re­port by TeamTalk, the Robins will let the for­mer Pre­ston North End mid­fielder leave if a suitable of­fer is tabled for the 22-year-old.

Brown­hill has been a stand­out per­former for Lee John­son’s team this cam­paign - and ar­guably the most con­sis­tent player this sea­son, with three goals and two as­sists in the Cham­pi­onship so far.

That form has re­port­edly at­tracted the at­ten­tion of Brighton, Le­ices­ter City and Bournemouth who are all track­ing the cen­tral mid­fielder.

Brown­hill signed a new deal only a year ago - a three-year ex­ten­sion to take him through to the sum­mer of 2021 and there could be an op­tion year for the club to ex­tend that by an­other cam­paign.

It would re­quire a size­able of­fer for the Robins to be tempted into cash­ing in on a player who re­cently scored a sub­lime solo goal to dump Hud­der­s­field out of the FA Cup.

Last year head coach Lee John­son ex­plained just how far Brown­hill can go as the for­mer Barns­ley player put pen to paper.

“He has been a fan­tas­tic sign­ing for this foot­ball club and I be­lieve this is the right place for Josh to con­tinue his de­vel­op­ment.

“He can earn the right to be a top, top player.”

Bris­tol City have al­ways said that they would not be able to re­sist big-money bids if a crazy of­fer came in that would help the West Coun­try club ad­vance.

Only last week, club CEO Mark Ash­ton ex­plained the Robins should not be afraid to trade play­ers.

He also ex­plained that there was plenty of in­ter­est from Eng­land’s top flight in the jewels at Ash­ton Gate.

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