Ex-Bristol City, Cardiff City and Sheff Wed star set for League Two transfer

He was linked with a move to QPR to replace Rob Dickie, but now Aden Flint looks set for a transfer to the fourth tier of English football.

Aden Flint looks set for a move to League Two according to reports.

The 34-year-old is a free agent after his one-year deal at Stoke City was not extended. Flint joined the Potters only last summer but he was loaned to Sheffield Wednesday in January following a change in management, and helped the Owls win promotion to League One.

Wednesday opted not to re-sign Flint for a third spell, and now he looks set to drop down a division in a move that will be close to him winding down his playing career. Football Insider report that Mansfield have beaten a number of clubs to the signature of Flint, as they hope to assemble a squad capable of winning promotion from League Two. It was reported that Bristol City's Championship rivals QPR had been interested in signing him, but is instead dropping down to a division, he last played in 2012.

A move to the Field Mill could see him link up with several ex-Bristol Rovers players as well with Calum Macdonald, who only left the Memorial Stadium in May, one of their summer signings. Gas academy graduate Alfie Kilgour, as well as midfielders John-Joe O'Toole and Hiram Boateng are also on the books at Mansfield.

Bristol City is where Flint spent most of his career, racking up 246 appearances in total with 38 goals and 11 assists, including an impressive 14 goals in the Robins' League One title winning season in 2014/15.

He left for Middlesbrough but spent just one season at the Riverside Stadium before being sold to City's Severnside rivals Cardiff City in 2019. He appeared 93 times for the Bluebirds with 11 goals and nine assists, and then after a few seasons in South Wales, he joined Stoke City, where he had nine outings at the Potters, before a move to Sheffield Wednesday.