Bristol City transfer return tipped and £15m boost

Bristol City tranfer news and rumours ahead of the summer window.

The transfer window has not officially opened yet but that has not stopped Bristol City from acquiring three players already.

Nigel Pearson has added Mark Sykes, Kal Naismith, and Timm Klose to his squad already and these additions will hopefully help the Robins improve on their 17th place finish in the upcoming season.

This was Pearson’s first full campaign in charge of the club, and he will hope that his side progress further and continue to climb the Championship table.

In light of this, here is the latest Bristol City transfer news and rumours.

Pack return?

Bristol City are rumoured to have made an approach for former midfielder Marlon Pack who is leaving Cardiff City at the end of the month, according to Wales Online.

The 31-year-old has already held talks with Portsmouth and Shrewsbury, but Pearson seems to want to see the player return to the Robins.

The only sticking point for Pack is that he may not be a regular starter on his return to Ashton Lane, meaning a move elsewhere may be more attractive for him.

£15m cash injection

Bristol City majority shareholder Stephen Lansdown has written off £15.3million of debt by converting it into club shares, right in time for the start of the summer transfer window, per Bristol Live.

Following a difficult financial period over the last few years because of Covid-10, the added funds come at a perfect time for the club.

Nigel Pearson will be hoping for some backing to help bolster his squad and make some real strides of improvement next season.

Pearson eyes Wilson

Bristol Live has reported that Bristol City are eyeing a move for Forest Green defender Kane Wilson and Pearson has made him a priority signing.

The Robins will have to fend off competition for the wing-back after he was named League Two Player of the Year so will have attracted plenty of attention.

Forest Green know it is improbable that they will be able to hold on to their young starlet for another year.