Leicester and Southampton’s late swoop for Burnley midfielder with knock-on effect for Bristol City
A former Robins midfielders potential move could impact Bristol City in more than one way
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There are less than two days remaining in the window, whilst midweek fixtures for Premier League and Championship clubs is making business harder to navigate.
City’s league rivals though could have a task on there hands to fend off interest for one of their prized midfielders as top tier clubs look to add the finishing touches to their squad, at least until January.
Brownhill, who has become an important player under the Vincent Kompany regime with four goals and an assist in six league matches, is a man in demand.
Football League World are reporting that both the Foxes and the Saints are considering a late swoop for the Clarets midfielder, along with a few unnamed teams.
Any move could see City benefit as they have insisted on including a sell-on-fee when selling him for just under £10m back in January 2020, where they were also able to sign Nahki Wells for a smaller price.
Bristol Live said towards the end of June that there is a 20 percent sell-on-clause on Brownhill’s deal which means if Burnley choose to cash in on him, a chunk of the fee would head to Ashton Gate. A big price would have to be bid to make it worthwhile but even the smallest of windfalls could contribute to the clubs coffers in some form or another.
As well as any potential windfall coming into the club, the interest could have a domino effect on a current first-team player.
Leicester and Southampton have both been attributed with interest in midfielder Han-Noah Massengo this year. In February, it was reported that they had both joined the race to sign the French midfielder, but as of yet nothing has taken place.
Ligue One side OGC Nice, who have spent big this summer signing Premier League winning goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel and former Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey, had looked the most likely destination.
Reports in France from RMC Sport back in May claimed that talks had been had with the players’ representatives and the French club, but nothing has moved so far on that front.
An offer of a new contract has remained on the table for almost a year but talks remain at an impasse about him extending his stay in the West Country.
The 21-year-old has had a more prominent role in the side as of late however, despite Nigel Pearson’s admissions that a lack of commitment to a new deal could impact his role in the side.
Massengo has been consistent throughout the last few matches he has started in, including a man-of-the-match display against Cardiff City in the Severnside Derby.
Should any move fail to materialise for Brownhill then the two clubs could revert their attentions to the former Monaco