Bristol City, Cardiff and Swansea linked with non-league scoring sensation

Bristol City have been linked with another player - this time an 18-year-goal striker from the National League

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Bristol City along with three other Championship clubs that are apparently keeping tabs on Notts County striker Macaulay Langstaff, it has been reported. The January transfer window opens in 33-days and already the Robins have been linked with several new players.

Goals have not been a problem this season for City’s front line with Nahki Wells rediscovering his goal scoring form whilst Tommy Conway has had a breakthrough season. Conway has nine goals this season whilst Wells has found the back of the net seven times.

Football Insider however has included Bristol City in their transfer report along with three of their league rivals in a quartet of second tier teams interested in non-league striker Langstaff. They claim that City, along with Severnside rivals Cardiff City and Swansea City, as well as Preston North End are keeping tabs on the forward.

Langstaff has scored 18 goals in 20 matches for Football League hopefuls Notts County so far. The 25-year-old scored 32-goals in the National League North for Gateshead last season and has made the step up to the fifth tier of English football.

His career has mainly been spent in the north, beginning his career with Billingham Synthonia, before spells with Blyth Spartans and York City, as well as Gateshead.

He is contracted to the Magpies until the summer of 2024, and the Midlands club are not entertaining the idea of him leaving Meadow Lane. Alexander and Christoffer Reedz said it would take an ‘extraordinary offer’ to take him away from the club’ to NottinghamLive earlier this month.

Nigel Pearson made an admission before the break for the World Cup that the club would not be in a position to spend any money without moving players off their books. Langstaff may be at a non-league club and so ‘extraordinary fee’ would be different in the eyes of both clubs, but there would need to be a fee exchanged, which is something City did not do with their four summer signings.

As for their options, the aforementioned Conway and Wells have been preferred this season, whilst Chris Martin has had limited opportunities this season. Antoine Semenyo has started several matches since returning from injury but he has been linked with a move away with Rangers the latest club to be linked. Sam Bell, who has been performing for the Under-21s, is also on their books.