Sheffield United transfer target Josh Brownhill is expected to leave Bristol City by this summer, reports Bristol Live.
The Blades are among three Premier League clubs tracking the midfielder. Brighton and Hove Albion and Burnley are the other two.
As things stand the Clarets seem the most likely to sign Brownhill. It’s even claimed that an offer of £6m has been made for the 24-year-old.
Brownhill is originally from the North West of England and a move back to be nearer his family is thought to be tempting.
City have a tough task trying to keep their captain, as his current contract at Ashton Gate expires in 2021. Their first hope is that Brownhill puts pen to paper on a new one. But failing that, they need to cash-in at the end of this season.
There is even a chance, if the offer is right, that Brownhill could leave during the current January transfer window.
Is Brownhill a good transfer target for Sheffield United?
United made a push to try and sign Brownhill last summer following their promotion. Manager Chris Wilder prioritised Championship targets he believed could make the step up.
That is why the likes of Luke Freeman, Oli McBurnie, Ben Osborn and Callum Robinson all joined the club.
Wilder is targeting three specific positions in January. One of which is a box-to-box midfielder. Brownhill certainly has plenty of experience when it comes to that role.
The former Preston North End man is a dynamo in the middle with bags of energy. Brownhill’s stamina and fitness is impressive, with the 2-0 win over Wigan Athletic at the weekend the first league minutes he had missed this season.
He also has an eye for goal, with five strikes in 26 games so far in 2019/20. And despite only turning 24 in December has great leadership skills, having been named skipper by head coach Lee Johnson ahead of this campaign.