Bristol City will face a fight to keep star midfielder Josh Brownhill in January, with a number of Premier League and Championship clubs interested, according to Team Talk.

The report states that Newcastle, Bournemouth, Burnley and Leicester are all keen, whilst Championship sides Leeds and Derby are also keeping tabs on the 21-year-old.

Brownhill has become a vital cog in the Bristol City side this season, with his impressive performances helping guide the club to 3rd place in the Championship.

Worryingly for the Robins, he is into the final year of his contract at Ashton Gate and with a number of big clubs interested he could be tempted to move elsewhere.

Bristol City are desperate to keep Brownhill at the club for the long-term, and do the hold the advantage over his future with an option of a further twelve month extension on his current deal.

Brownhill began his professional career at Preston North End, making his debut at just seventeen. Two years later, he made his league debut, scoring the winner in a League One match against Gillingham.

In 2016, Brownhill joined Barnsley on an initial months loan, this was extended until the end of the season. During his time at Oakwell, he helped guide the club to a Johnstone’s Paint Trophy and League One play off final double.

Despite Barnsley’s desperate efforts to sign Brownhill on a permanent deal, he joined current club Bristol City on a free transfer from Preston. He has scored 3 goals in 37 appearances thus far and has become a consistent figure in the starting XI under Lee Johnson.

 


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