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Report: Bristol City are tracking Peterborough youngster Kwame Poku

Peterborough youngster Kwame PokuPeterborough youngster Kwame Poku
Peterborough youngster Kwame Poku

Bristol City are reportedly interested in Peterborough United forward Kwame Poku.

According to TEAMTalk, the 22-year-old has come to the attention of the Robins following his impressive start to the season with the Posh.

Poku, who can operate on either flank or in the No10 role, has seven goals and assists from his 22 games in all competitions this term. In fact, the former Colchester ace is in the form of his career at present, with five goals and four assists recorded in his past seven games.

That has helped Darren Ferguson’s fifth-placed League One side maintain a promotion push and keep pace with current leaders Portsmouth.

Despite City’s apparent interest, they’re not alone in their admiration of the Ghana international. Other Championship clubs are reportedly keen, including Sunderland, Ipswich, West Brom and Stoke, 

However, all clubs will be aware that Poku is under contract until 2025, after signing a four-year deal at London Road in 2021. Meanwhile, Peterborough co-owner and chairman Darragh McAnthony will prove to be a tough negotiator if any club thinks they can get the in-form youngster on the cheap.

New Robins boss Liam Manning will be well aware of Poku’s ability having operated a League One level in recent seasons. And he’ll no doubt be keen to stamp his authority on the City squad he inherited from Nigel Pearson, with the January transfer window just around the corner and with an emphasis on nurturing young, up-and-coming talent.

Poku’s ability to score goals and create opportunities for his team-mates would certainly prove tempting. At the moment, Bristol City’s Championship goals total of 16 is the lowest among teams in the top half of the division. Meanwhile, they have the fifth-joint-lowest goals for total in the whole of the Championship.

Manning’s first game in charge - a goalless draw against QPR - was the sixth time they have failed to score in a Championship fixture this season.