Bristol City transfer news: Wycombe’s Mehmeti joins and Harry Cornick moves from Luton

Anis Mehmeti and Harry Cornick joined Bristol City on transfer deadline day

Harry Cornick was Bristol City’s third and final signing of the winter transfer window. (Image: Fever Pitch)Harry Cornick was Bristol City’s third and final signing of the winter transfer window. (Image: Fever Pitch)
Harry Cornick was Bristol City’s third and final signing of the winter transfer window. (Image: Fever Pitch)

Bristol City's transfer deadline day consisted of two arrivals and two departures in a relatively satisfactory finish to the January transfer window.

Anis Mehmeti joined from Wycombe Wanderers for an undisclosed fee, in what the Chairboys say is the largest fee they have received. He joined on a three-and-a-half-year deal and will wear the 11 shirt, which was left vacant after Antoine Semenyo's sale to Bournemouth.

In between Harry Cornick's move to Ashton Gate, which was held up by the Hatters' search for a replacement and their Championship match with Cardiff City, it was announced that both Chris Martin and Timm Klose were both released from their contracts. Klose and Martin were out-of-contract in the summer but after a lack of interest, they have been allowed to leave their contracts early, and can now seek a new club without there being any complications.

Cornick was the last bit of transfer news on Tuesday evening, and he was confirmed for an undisclosed fee after being left out of Luton's 18-man squad in their win over Cardiff. The 27-year-old was thought to be a target for the summer but the Semenyo money has been reinvested back into the playing squad.

AFC Wimbledon played hard ball on Jack Currie, rejecting four offers from the Robins, which meant that Jay Dasilva's move to Coventry City did not take place. Both left-backs are out-of-contract in the summer and it could be explored at the end of the season, but for now both players will have to continue where they are. Jake O'Brien was another player linked with a move to Bristol City, and he would have added defensive cover but they could not persuade Crystal Palace to end his loan at Molenbeek in Belgium.

Bristol City transfer news: Wycombe’s Mehmeti joins and Harry Cornick moves from Luton

Key Events

  • Anis Mehmeti joined for a undisclosed fee from Wycombe Wanderers
  • Chris Martin and Timm Klose’s contracts terminted
  • Harry Cornick confirmed just past the deadline
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Jack Currie’s valuation revealed

AFC Wimbledon want a fee of £1m if they are to part ways with left-back Jack Currie. Wimbledon have already let Ayoub Assal go to Qatari club Al-Markhiya whre they will get a sizeable fee for their stature.

Under-21’s in action

Bristol City’s Under-21’s face Reading this afternoon, and one player that has featured regularly for them in recent weeks is Han-Noah Massengo. Massengo won’t be able to offer his experience to any of the youngsters any more as he as he prepares himself for a relegation fight in Ligue One with Auxerre.

Under-21’s team named

Bristol City have named their Under-21’s side to face Reading with kick-off at 1.00 pm. Duncan Idehen is included which makes a move away from the HPC unlikely. Idehen was on loan at Carlisle United earlier in the season but was sent back by former Robins coach Paul Simpson. Olly Thomas, named on the bench last Saturday starts after returning from a loan at Bath City.

It’s interesting that Nikita Haikin is not named in the squad today, as Stefan Bajic would usually play and it would have been good to give him first-team minutes, but you can’t afford an injury at this point.

How much is Alex Scott worth?

Alex Scott was linked with a move away from Bristol City this transfer window with a starting valuation of £12m, which was quickly dismissed by Nigel Pearson. Leicester City and Wolverhampton Wanderers have been the two teams that have shown the strongest interest in the 19-year-old with discussions said to have taken place.

Technical director Brian Tinnion, has slapped a new valuation from the £20-25m that was initially spoken about. It’s perhaps tongue-in-cheek, but obviously shows how highly regarded he is at the HPC.

A glance on RWD Molenbeek’s website still has Jake O’Brien listed amongst their players, and there is no official statement yet from the Belgian club who are currently on course for promotion over whether his loan deal is being cancelled.

In fact in the last hour, they have tweeted photos of their win over Lierse on the weekend, and O’Brien has shared a photo of him scoring in the 2-1 win with a towering header.

Wycombe Wanderers - a club Robins are dealing with over the purchase of Anis Mehmeti - and their League One rivals Portsmouth are also said to be interested.

Harry Cornick update

Bristol City haven’t got to worry about any challenge from Swansea City, as reports from WalesOnline say that the Swans are looking elsewhere. A new goalkeeper and striker is what they want, and it is believed the Robins are now the favourites for Cornick’s signature.

There is still however plenty to get through for a deal to be done however with a fee needing to be agreed, as well as a medical which will need to take place. Luton are in Championship action tonight against Cardiff City, so whether he is in the squad or not will be telling... Keep an eye on their Twitter feed at 6.45 pm.

Football Insider claim that Bristol City are in ‘advanced talks’ to sign Harry Cornick from Luton Town now. He is out-of-contract at the end of the season, and now the website claims they could be willing to let him go for a transfer fee to avoid losing him for nothing in the summer.

Bristol City have confirmed the signing of Anis Mehmeti from Wycombe Wanderers on a three-year deal for an undisclosed fee. He will wear the number 11 shirt that was made vacant after Antoine Semenyo’s move to Bournemouth.

Club record fee for Mehmeti

Wycombe Wanderers say they have received a club record fee for Anis Mehmeti. In their parting statement, it read: “Anis Mehmeti has completed a transfer to Championship side Bristol City in a club record deal for Wycombe Wanderers.”

The deal includes payments such as add-ons, which will be dependent on Mehmeti reaching certain landmarks in his career, which could be promotion to the Premier League, as well as goals, assists and appearances.

Gareth Ainsworth said: “It’s a bittersweet day for us, losing an influential player from the team, and a fantastic young lad from our club, but it’s also a moment of real pride for everyone involved in Anis’s development at Wycombe Wanderers.

Coventry in ‘box seat’ for Dasilva

As per CoventryLive, Coventry City have been working on a deal to sign Jay Dasilva, which is believed to be their only bit of business today. Mark Robins said on Saturday that he had been working on a deal that could take place today, but if it doesn't then they could return in the summer.

Dasilva is out-of-contract at the end-of-the-season and has fallen down the pecking order at Ashton Gate with Cam Pring preferred ahead of him. The Robins could let Dasilva go but only if they find a replacement with bids lodged for AFC Wimbledon’s Jack Currie.

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