Bristol City’s Championship rivals transfer rumour ‘wide of the mark’, Swansea sign 15-goal forward

A roundup of some of the latest transfer stories for Bristol City’s Championship rivals.
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Bristol City’s main talking point this summer remains focused on the future of Alex Scott. So far, there is no clear indication where he will end up but the Premier League is looking the most likely as Bournemouth have taken pole position in for his signature. West Ham have fallen away from the race as they are reportedly reluctant to meet his asking price.

While there’s been a bit of a standstill in this saga, the Robins must also keep one eye on their upcoming rivals as they look to strengthen their teams ahead of the 2023/24 Championship season.

Swansea sign 15-goal forward

Swansea City have finalised their move for Jerry Yates from Blackpool, as reported by Football Insider’s Pete O’Rourke. Kyle Joseph is also making the move in the opposite direction and will play in orange next season, which made up part of the deal for Yates.

The new Swans signing completed his medical on Tuesday and will be officially announced very soon. Yates will return to Championship after being relegated with Blackpool, despite contributing a solid 15 goals and six assists across all competitions.

Preston North End rumour debunked

Recent reports have linked former Blackburn Rovers midfielder Bradley Dack to Preston North End as he searches for his new club. The 29-year-old had reportedly been training with the team, however, according to an update from Lancs Live, that claim is ‘wide of the mark.’

Dack was released by Blackburn Rovers at the end of the 2022/23 season after six years with the club as it was deemed the best decision for him to explore pastures new and find regular time on the pitch again. He is now seeking the next chapter in his career. He certainly has received a lot of interest but speculation over his involvement with Preston already has been debunked.