Bristol City signing explains transfer as Middlesbrough prepare for ‘£10m offer’

All the latest transfer news and rumours surrounding Bristol City and their Championship rivals as the summer window gets going.

<p>Wilson is now a Robin</p>

Wilson is now a Robin

Bristol City are already working on their preparations for next season.

There is no time to waste for Nigel Pearson as he and his side look to put a hugely disappointing season in the rear-view mirror.

The Robins finished firmly in the bottom half last season, and that’s not a performance Pearson can afford to repeat.

Improvements are needed, and new signings will help with that, something City have already started to work on.

Mark Sykes, Kal Naismith and Kane Wilson have already signed up on free deals, and more incomings are expected at Ashton Gate.

With that in mind, we have rounded up all the latest transfer news involving Bristol City and their Championship rivals.

Wilson explains City move

City snapped up Forest Green Rovers’ player of the year Kane Wilson on Friday night, with the wing-back joining on a free transfer.

After making the move official, Wilson said: “It feels amazing to sign. It’s something that I’ve been wanting to do for a long time now and I’m over the moon to finally get it done.

“City are a forward-thinking club. Sometimes it’s easy to say you are forward-thinking and want to get into the Premier League but with the steps that City are making - the training ground, what the gaffer has said to me, the feel of the club - it’s something I believe they really want to do.”

Swansea complete deal

Swansea City have confirmed the signing of Middlesbrough defender Nathan Wood.

The 20-year-old defender has penned a two-year deal with the option of a further year, with the Swans paying an undisclosed fee.

Wood did not feature for Boro’s first-team in the Championship last season, but Swansea are clearly seeing some potential.

Tavernier bid

Middlesbrough may also be forced to offload a more senior star, with Marcus Tavernier attracting interest.

Tavernier has impressed for Boro this season, and newly promoted Bournemouth are now said to be eyeing a deal.

According to Football Insider, the Cherries are ready to make a formal bid for the midfielder, and the bid is said to be worth £10million.