Bristol City set for surprise transfer windfall as Nigel Pearson responds to prediction

All the latest Bristol City news and transfer rumours as Nigel Pearson and his men kick off their new Championship season.

Bristol City’s new Championship campaign is now underway.

The Robins took on Hull City on Saturday afternoon, and it’s the start of what Nigel Pearson hopes will be a much improved campaign.

City slumped to a bottom half finish last season, and much better is expected in the coming campaign.

The Robins will hold top half ambitions as they look to progress from last season’s disappointments, and a good start will go a long way to making that happen.

City have already snapped up four signings this summer, but we could yet see more, with the window running until the end of August.

With that in mind, we have rounded up all the latest news and transfer rumours surrounding the Ashton Gate.

Surprise windfall

The Robins could be set to welcome a transfer windfall this summer without lifting a finger.

According to Football Insider, Blackburn Rovers are eying a move for Peterborough United’s Sammie Szmodics.

Rovers are said to have made a £2.5million offer after seeing three offers rejected, and if they manage to land their man, City would be due a slice of the profits.

City are said to have a 15% sell-on clause in Szmodics’ Posh contract.

Pearson backs youngster

Nigel Pearson believes young talent Dylan Kadji could step up to the first team this season.

“Potentially,” he said when asked about the possibiluty. “But don’t pigeon-hole him, don’t label him as being the next one to break in because he has a bit of an unfortunate pre-season where he has been training with us for a while now.

“He got injured and was out for a while which meant he missed out on the opportunity to come to Austria with us.

“I thought he did really well [in the pre-season against Bournemouth] when he went on, he was dynamic, he’s got good physical attributes but I’m not going to label players or try and put undue pressure on them.”