Kane Wilson’s first words as a Bristol City player as Premier League ambition outlined

Kane Wilson is the third signing of the summer transfer window for Bristol City.

Kane Wilson says the steps Bristol City are taking to become a Premier League club is why he signed a he signed a long-term contract them.

The 22-year-old underwent his medical today during the first-team’s return to pre-season and has put pen-to-paper on a three-year deal at Ashton Gate.

And whilst he is a free agent, the Robins are in discussions with FGR over a compensation package as per EFL rules given his two years at the New Lawn.

Wilson has come off a stellar season, winning the EFL Player of the Year Award after winning the League Two title with Forest Green Rovers after playing 45 times, earning an impressive 13 assists and three goals.

It will be his second opportunity at Championship football after being on the books of West Bromwich Albion from the age of seven before leaving permanently in the summer of 2020 after making just one senior appearance.

In an interview with Robins TV, 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.”

It is understood that there was interest elsewhere in the Championship for him where he could have waited for different others with the other side possessing parachute payments, believed to be Watford.

Wilson himself was impressed with the offer put on the table to him and the ambition they showed in negotiations, as well as the state of the art facilities at the High Performance Centre.

His move to Bristol City means minimal disruption for him also having been based in Nailsworth, Gloucestershire for the past two years which isn’t a major commute to his new club.

During his time at West Brom, he had two loan spells at Exeter City, as well as a bit of time at Walsall and Tranmere Rovers, where he picked up some valuable first-team experience.

He also featured against City as a Forest Green player back in August, playing the entirety of the match as they dumped a youthful City side out of the Carabao Cup on penalties.