Bristol City competing with Sheffield United and Reading for signature of Brazilian shot-stopper
The summer transfer mill rumours have began as Bristol City face a pivotal summer
The Robins have been linked with their first player for the summer transfer window and it could come in the form of a free transfer.
A report from the Daily Mail links the Robins, as well as promotion chasing Sheffield United and relegation threatened Reading with a move for the Brazilian shot-stopper.
The 30-year-old has played a majority of his career in Portugal as well as his native Brazil and has played in 20 games this season, keeping four clean sheets.
Arouca were promoted last season and Braga played a pivotal role in helping them get promotion from Portugal’s second tier.
The link to Braga, casts some questions over the future of Daniel Bentley, the first team captain, who is out of contract at the end of next season with no contract talks made public as of yet.
Bentley has played 32 times this season for City and has recently taken his place back in the team after sitting on the bench for two months.
Max O’Leary, who had a spell in the side after Bentley’s dropping, from December to February, also has a contract up until the summer of 2023.
Braga’s link to City will recast the memories of when Braga’s compatriot Adriano Basso took to the sticks, as he was a popular figure in B36.
Basso joined City from Woking in 2005 and went on to make over 165 appearances, playing in the Championship play-off final in 2008.
The 46-year-old has remained on British shores and after retiring is now the goalkeeping coach at Sheffield Wednesday.
Earlier last week, it was revealed exclusively by BristolWorld that Bristol City were keeping tabs on Kane Wilson, who plays at right-back for Forest Green Rovers.