Sheffield United are among a small group of Premier League clubs who are looking to sign Bristol City midfielder, Josh Brownhill.

According to a report from Bristol Live, the midfielder could well be on his way out of Ashton Gate. A £7m release clause due to come into force in the summer could well force the Robins’ hand.

Sheffield United could move for Josh Brownhill this summer. (Photo by Matthew Ashton – AMA/Getty Images)

The report claims that the Blades, along with Leicester City and Burnley are keen on landing Brownhill.

The Blades were previously credited with an interest in the former Preston man earlier in the window. United were also linked with a move to Brownhill back in the summer, with Leeds United amongst those clubs interested at the time.

Brownhill has scored five times this season for Bristol City as they hunt a play-off place. However, with just ten days of the January window remaining, the Robins could be tempted to cash in on the midfielder now rather than in the summer.

That, of course, would depend on someone offering the release clause or more to convince Lee Johnson to authorise a sale.

A useful addition to the ranks

Brownhill isn’t the most glamorous signing in the world but he does all the things a midfielder should do and does them well. He’s good in possession, strong in the tackle, and a hard worker. All those traits fit nicely into the ethos of Chris Wilder’s Blades.

He’s also captain of the Robins, something else Wilder likes in a player.

Josh Brownhill has been in fine form for Bristol City this season. (Photo by David Horton – CameraSport via Getty Images)

At £7m and just 24-years-old, he’s a good price and age as well. The Blades will spend in the summer again once they secure their Premier League status. Brownhill, then, appears to be a good fit at the price being quoted.

Furthermore, with potential interest in John Fleck, the Blades could well be in the hunt for a new midfielder anyway.

In Josh Brownhill, they’d be getting an assured midfield player with something to prove in the top-flight.

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