Bristol City Showing Interest In £2.5 Million-Rated Championship Midfielder

Bristol City are monitoring the situation of Burnley midfielder Scott Twine, who is currently on a season-long loan at Hull City, according to Tom Collomosse of The Daily Mail.

Twine was sent on loan from the Premier League club at the beginning of the season and has been in great form so far for Hull during his spell there. The midfielder has scored four goals and delivered three assists in 25 games for the club.

Vincent Kompany’s side are expecting Twine back at the end of the season, but Bristol are keeping an eye on the situation. The 24-year-old has previously played under the City manager while he was at MK Dons.

Twine played 18 times for Burnley last season on their way to promotion from the Championship but was not part of the manager’s plans this season. It’s currently unknown whether the Premier League side would be open to the sale of the former Swindon man, who has a current market value of £2.5 million, as per Transfermarkt.

According to FotMob, Twine has created 45 chances in the Championship this season, 20 more than the nearest City player Taylor Gardner Hickman on 25. Manager Liam Manning has likely identified that his side currently lacks creativity, and feels the signing of the Burnley midfielder could help improve that.

Twine has played for several clubs in the last few years. The midfielder has had spells at Swindon Town, Chippenham Town, Newport County and MK Dons before signing for Burnley and heading on loan to Hull. A move to the Robins would be his eighth club since making his professional debut in 2017.

It may come down to a battle between Hull and Bristol when the time comes. Any deal is more likely to be in the summer as opposed to now, with the Tigers unlikely to be eager to agree to a break clause in the loan at this stage of the season.

They face a tough Norwich City side at the weekend before an FA Cup game against a Tony Mowbray-led Birmingham City.

Writer’s View

Twine is a talented young player and the decision will ultimately come down to him on what he wants to do. Burnley are likely to be open to keeping him, but if he feels like working under his former manager Manning is best for his career, then that may be the route he goes down.

Hull are expected to be eager to sign him permanently at the end of the season, so the Clarets may be anticipating a bidding war when the time does come to make a decision on his future.

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