According to The Sun, Bristol City are among three clubs lining up a loan deal for Liverpool’s Cameron Brannagan.
The report claims that the midfielder was close to joining Wigan Athletic before a deal stalled due to potential penalty clauses, and now Bradford and Bristol City have joined the race to sign him.
The 20-year-old is a Liverpool academy graduate and impressed upon making his way through the youth ranks, earning international recognition with both the England under-18 and under-20 sides.
He made his debut for the Merseyside club in the Europa League last season, coming on for Jordan Rossiter against Bordeaux before going on to sign a new contract for the club a month later.
Current Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp rates the attacking midfielder highly, and it seems he wishes for Brannagan to go out on loan and pick up some valuable first-team footballl experience.
Bristol City did not enjoy the best of campaigns last season in the Championship, yet the arrival of Lee Johnson as boss prompted an upturn in both performances and results.
The Robins could be seen as potential darkhorses for a top six spot this time around, and bringing in a player of Brannagan’s quality on a season-long loan would no doubt boost their chances.
Wigan are seemingly still interesting in bringing him in, although Bristol City will feel they are a better option and pairing him alongside Jonathan Kodjia and Lee Tomlin is an exciting prospect.