Report: Leicester targeting Bristol City midfielder Josh Brownhill

Claude Puel smiles during the Leicester City press conference at Belvoir Drive Training Complex on September 20, 2018 in Leicester, United Kingdom.

Premier League trio Leicester City, Bournemouth and Brighton and Hove Albion are all being linked with Robins' Championship midfielder Josh Brownhill.

Bristol City's Josh Brownhill during the Sky Bet Championship match between Bristol City and Bolton Wanderers at Ashton Gate on January 12, 2019 in Bristol, England.

Bristol City have got used to selling their star players in recent seasons with Bobby Reid, Aden Flint and Joe Bryan all bidding farewell to Ashton Gate over the summer.

And, according to TEAMtalk, Josh Brownhill could be about to leave too with a number of Premier League sides hot on the trail of one of the Championship’s more underrated midfield talents.

 

It is understood that Leicester City, Brighton and Bournemouth are all interested in the 23-year-old, who took his tally to four goals this season with a brilliant solo effort in Bristol City’s FA Cup third round win against Huddersfield Town last week.

Brownhill signed a new contract until 2021 over a year ago but TEAMtalk believes that The Robins will let him leave should they receive an acceptable offer, though it is not known how much Lee Johnson's side would demand.

1st January 2019, bet365 Stadium, Stoke-on-Trent, England; EFL Championship football, Stoke City versus Bristol City; Oghenekaro Etebo of Stoke City and Josh Brownhill of Bristol City...

Considering the likes of Jack Grealish, Bradley Dack and co have recently been linked with £20 million plus moves, Bristol City can surely ask for an eight-figure sum.

Leicester are perhaps the most intriguing option for Brownhill, considering that James Maddison has shone since stepping up from the Championship at the King Power Stadium.

James Maddison of Leicester City celebrates after scoring his team's first goal during the Premier League match between Fulham FC and Leicester City at Craven Cottage on December 5, 2018...

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