Bristol City’s hopes of landing Bosnian international striker Kenan Kodro have been dealt a huge blow with news that the player is likely to join Dutch club FC Groningen according to the Bristol Post.

The 23-year-old San Sebastian born hotshot has been linked with a move from current club Osasuna to Ashton Gate in recent weeks however a move to England now seems highly unlikely.

Reports in the Spanish media have now indicated that Kodro is set to move to Eredivisie outfit FC Groningen in a deal worth around £650,000. That news will not only be disappointing to Bristol City with fellow Sky Bet Championship clubs Fulham and Bolton Wanderers also thought to be tracking the player.

Robins manager Lee Johnson has the impossible task of replacing last season’s top scorer Tammy Abraham who bagged 26 goals in 48 matches for the club during a season-long loan spell at Ashton Gate from Premier League champions Chelsea. While rumoured transfer target Kodro’s goal return is not at the same level as the England Under-21 striker, the player could have provided a different option for Bristol City.

The Bosnian netted seven goals in 28 La Liga matches for Osasuna this term in a competition which is notoriously difficult for the division’s lesser clubs.

Robins boss Johnson must now continue his search for new attacking talent elsewhere after seemingly missing out on Kodro.

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