Bristol City star reportedly changes representatives amid Crystal Palace and Bournemouth links

Things have changed for the Bristol City star amid interest from the Premier League clubs

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Bristol City star Antoine Semenyo has reportedly changed his representatives amidst ongoing speculation from Premier League clubs.

Semenyo is on the sidelines at the moment after sustaining a shin injury whilst making his international bow with Ghana.

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The 22-year-old is stepping up his recovery as he hopes to make the Black Stars’ 2022 World Cup squad, whilst also impacting City’s season.

A mid-September return was the only real update and according to BristolLive was seen training at the High Performance Centre, but it is unlikely he will be seen in the month of August.

Despite his injury, it has not put any potential suitors off of considering a move for him, as they look to spend their riches.

A report from The Athletic claims that despite interest from Everton, it is Crystal Palace and Bournemouth that are the ‘front runners’ to win the race.

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Palace have been long-term admirers of Semenyo, having monitored him for a ‘number of years’. Scott Parker’s Bournemouth meanwhile have been keeping tabs on him since the January transfer window.

The Cherries though have yet to make an offer, which could put Palace in the driving seat who are contemplating making an offer of £12m, though they are also looking at other targets.

It is believed that they are also looking at Ismalia Sarr of Watford, who has some Premier League experience.

A report earlier this week from the Daily Mail said that the Eagles will make a bid soon for Semenyo and that he is valued by City at £15m.

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Also in the Athletic’s report, they claim he has ‘recently’ changed representation as he enters the last year of his deal. Semenyo’s representative Tony Finnigan, spoke openly back in March about his discussion with Celtic.

City have an option to extend his contract with a one-year option but having previously dealt with his former agents, a newer agency makes a contract renewal different when entering negotiations.

As of yet, no team has put an offer on the table for Semenyo with Nigel Pearson stating it is just speculation at the time being.

In his post-match press conference after defeating Luton Town, Pearson said: “There’s been speculation of course but the honest answer to that is not there haven’t been any bids.

“There’s been quite a bit of speculation but until there’s anything substantial I won’t comment anyway, but there’s nothing to comment on with that.”

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