Southampton are reportedly amongst the Premier League clubs interested in the Bristol City man.

According to a report from Bristol Live, Southampton are amongst a host of Premier League clubs interested in appointing Bristol City’s player loan manager Brian Tinnion.

Bristol Live reports that Tinnion is considering his future at Ashton Gate as he has his reservations over the club’s policy in the transfer market. There are concerns that the signings being made may be blocking the pathway of some of the brightest prospects coming through.

The Robins have brought through some real gems in recent years, but it appears that Tinnion – who made more than 450 league appearances for the club and managed City more than a decade ago – may be concerned that the next crop may face a tougher battle to get their chance.

Bristol Live reports that the Saints are interested in taking Tinnion to St Mary’s, but they are not the only top flight side keen on adding the 51-year-old to their ranks. It is noted within the report that an offer has been made – though it is not mentioned which club has made the approach.

A club such as Southampton would probably provide an appealing opportunity for Tinnion, who appears determined to see young players come through the academy and force their way into the first-team fold. 

The Saints have had so much success at finding stars of the future within their own ranks, and Ralph Hasenhuttl’s appointment appears to have encouraged the club to get that conveyor belt of talent up and running again. It remains to be seen if Tinnion ends up leaving, but he would certainly be forgiven for considering Southampton’s interest very seriously. 

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