Bristol Live is reporting that there could be some news regarding a loan move for Mo Eisa later this afternoon.
Bristol City manager Lee Johnson confirmed last week that there had been several enquiries made about the Sudan born striker. “We’ve had a number of offers for Mo Eisa. I think it would be fantastic for Mo to make another little step before he is ready to be an absolute regular starter.”
Eisa joined the Robins from Cheltenham in the summer for a fee believed to be around £1.5 million but has since endured a difficult time at Ashton Gate. The twenty-four-year-old suffered ankle ligament damage in August after playing just twelve minutes of Championship football across three substitute appearances. He has since played only thirteen minutes more since he returned to action in November.
Eisa scored twenty-three goals in forty-five league appearances for Cheltenham last season, form which, despite his difficulties at Bristol City, has attracted the interest of several League One and League Two managers looking to bolster their forward ranks for the second half of this season.
Kenny Jackett is not one of them though. The Portsmouth boss, who was thought to be interested in Eisa in the summer, replied when asked by The News if a move for Eisa was in his thoughts said “No it’s not. It’s not a consideration.”
Eisa would be a massive signing for anyone in League One or Two. It is not surprising that Bristol City are taking their time deciding which club will best suit their player’s development. If Eisa starts playing regularly and rediscovers his scoring touch while on loan, it will only benefit the Ashton Gate outfit, the player and whoever the lucky club is who gets his signature.