Cheltenham are close to signing Ryan Broom on a permanent deal.

The Bristol Rovers man has been released by the League 1 side, meaning that any potential suitors can sign Broom on a free transfer.

The 21-year old spent time at Eastleigh on loan during the 2017/18 season and could be spending next season at a League 2 side.

According to Gloucestershire Live, Cheltenham are set to sign the winger, who can also play at right-back.

The youngster’s playing career has been spent entirely at Bristol Rovers, who gave him his professional debut.

Since making the move into the first-team at Rovers, he has spent time on loan at three different clubs. He first had a loan at Taunton Town and then went to Bath City on loan.

In addition, he spent some time on loan at Eastleigh during the 2017/18 season as previously mentioned. For the club, he featured in 13 National League games and bagged three goals along the way for the club.

In total, the Welshman played in 19 games in all competitions (including two goals in two games in the EFL Trophy for Rovers) and Cheltenham clearly liked what they saw of Broom, as they try to seal a deal for the midfielder.

Broom is a versatile player, as he can play along the midfield in right or left midfield or even in the centre and the 21-year old can even play as a right-back if they need him to step in at that position.

With Bristol Rovers releasing the Welshman, Cheltenham then are ready to offer the player the chance to play in League 2 with them in the next campaign.

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