Report: Bristol City eye £1m bid for Everton midfielder Joe Williams

Bolton Wanderers' Joe Williams competing with Blackburn Rovers' Bradley Dack during the Sky Bet Championship match between Bolton Wanderers and Blackburn Rovers at Macron Stadium on...

Everton midfielder Joe Williams is reportedly being pursued by the Championship side this month.

Bolton Wanderers' Joe Williams in action during the Sky Bet Championship match between Norwich City and Bolton Wanderers at Carrow Road on December 8, 2018 in Norwich, England.

According to a report from The Sun on Sunday (06/01; page 63), Bristol City want to sign Everton youngster Joe Williams, with a £1 million offer set to be put on the table.

Williams is currently plying his trade with the Robins' Championship rivals Bolton Wanderers. He has made 19 appearances for Phil Parkinson's men, but perhaps the goalless draw with Stoke City last month could prove to be his final outing for the Trotters.


The Sun on Sunday (06/01; page 63) reports that City are planning to make a £1 million offer for Williams, and Bolton will be unable to match that bid for the former England under-20 international.

If Everton accept the offer, it is not too difficult to see why the 22-year-old may be tempted to head to Ashton Gate this month. He is playing regularly at Bolton, but they find themselves in the bottom three and fighting to stay in the second tier.


Lee Johnson's men are 11th and just five points off the top six. One team always seems to make a surge from mid-table in the second-half of the campaign and then carries all of the momentum into the play-offs, so perhaps the Robins could be that outfit.

A deal between Everton and Bristol City would evoke some memories of the move that saw Liam Walsh leave Goodison Park 12 months ago having spent the first-half of the season on loan with Birmingham City. Walsh has gone on to make six league appearances for City this term.

Lee Johnson, Manager of Bristol City applaudes the fans at the final whistle during the Sky Bet Championship match between Bristol City and Fulham at Ashton Gate on February 21, 2018 in...

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