Could Aden Flint cost over £10m?

Alan Pardew, Manager of West Bromwich Albion looks on prior to The Emirates FA Cup Third Round match between Exeter City and West Bromwich Albion at St James Park on January 6, 2018 in...

The Bristol City defender is being monitored by Premier League clubs including West Bromwich Albion this month.

Bristol City's English defender Aden Flint (R) leaps to win a header during the English League Cup semi-final first leg football match between Manchester City and Bristol City at the...

Aden Flint could be on his way to the Premier League in the January transfer window if the right offer comes in. 

According to Sky Sports, Brighton & Hove Albion have had a £6million bid rejected by the Robins for the centre-half. 

Flint has been excellent in helping Bristol City challenge for promotion and reach the Carabao Cup semi-finals, which is why West Bromwich Albion, as reported by the Bristol Post, are keen to sign the 28-year-old to potentially replace Jonny Evans if he leaves. 

Aden Flint and Marlon Pack of Bristol City looks dejected in defeat after the Carabao Cup semi-final second leg match between Bristol City and Manchester City at Ashton Gate on January 23,...

Lee Johnson turned down an offer of £6million so how much is Flint worth and what do the Seagulls and the Baggies need to do to get their man? 

Flint is now arguably in the top five defenders in the Championship, he is great in the air, strong and also has leadership qualities needed to be a successful Premier League defender. 

Aden Flint of Bristol City during the Emirates FA Cup Third Round match between Watford and Bristol City at Vicarage Road on January 6, 2018 in Watford, England.

Flint is also good in the other box. He has netted seven goals already this term and only Bobby Reid has more than him in the Bristol City team this season. In fact, the West Brom target has scored 36 goals in the four and half years he has been at Ashton Gate. 

With the Robins hoping to at least land a play-off place, they will not want to lose one of their most important players at such a crucial time in their season.

So with all that in mind, £10million is probably the lowest fee Johnson will consider and it may even take a bid in excess of that given the way the market is currently. 

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