Bristol City defender Joe Bryan rejected Aston Villa and now is set for a medical at Fulham, according to Sky Sports.

Joe Bryan has walked out on a move to Aston Villa and is set for a medical to join Premiership side Fulham.

Aston Villa had beaten Newcastle United, Wolves and Derby County to sign highly-rated defender Joe Bryan from Bristol City and would have been a massive coup for Aston Villa, but Fulham have stolen him from them.

The deal Aston Villa agreed was £4million but would rise to £6million, but have struggled to agree personal terms with Fulham pouncing.

Fulham trying to sign the defender could be used as a smokescreen with Fulham instead choosing to pursue higher priority targets such as Matt Targett of Southampton, should they become available.

It looks like Bryan’s future will not be resolved until the final hours of the window and a huge day lies in wait for the soon-to-be former Robin.

About Joe Bryan – 

The left-back is a Bristol City academy product who suffered a leg break during the 2010/11 season.

After a multiple of impressive performances for the first team in 2014/15, Bryan was named in the PFA League One Team of the Season and earned himself a new deal until 2019.

Bryan continued his excellent displays a tier up and was awarded with the club’s Young Player of the Year award for a second year running in 2015/16.

The versatile defender has proved useful in a number of positions but is now featuring most often as a left-back.

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