Bristol City Closing In On Deal For Premier League Midfielder

Bristol City are now close to the signing of Burnley midfielder Scott Twine, according to a report from Bristol Live.

The Claret’s midfielder has spent the first half of the season on loan at Hull City but is now set for a switch to Ashton Gate. Vincent Kompany’s side will recall him from his current loan deal in the coming days.

Twine has scored four goals and delivered three assists during his time at the Tigers this season, but a reunion with former boss Liam Manning was something the Burnley man could not turn down. The aim is to have the 24-year-old in the squad for the upcoming game at the weekend against Watford, but there are no guarantees at this moment in time.

Liam Rosenior will be disappointed to lose the former MK Don’s player, as he was a key part of his side’s performances this season. Fabio Carvalho has recently come in on a loan deal from Liverpool, and the club will be hoping he can take on some of the responsibilities being left behind by the outgoing midfielder’s departure.

The deal is expected to be an initial loan deal, with a buy-option in the summer if City chooses to avail of it. It’s a position they have been searching to fill since the window opened, and have already missed out on the signing of Fin Azaz to Middlesbrough in recent weeks.

According to the report, any deal between the two sides for the player will be lower than £5 million. The Robins have already informed the Clarets that their initial valuation at that price was too much, and a middle ground between the two is now expected to be reached for the buy option.

Burnely signed the midfielder from the Dons for a fee of around £4 million in 2022 but he has only gone on to make 18 appearances for the side since joining. The best period in his career so far came at Stadium MK under the current City manager Manning.

The versatile Englishman will be hoping to replicate some of that form if this deal goes through and earn himself a permanent move in the summer.

Writer’s View

While it will be a tough one for Hull to take, The Robins landing Twine at this stage in the season is a brilliant signing. They may be 14th in the table, but with just four points between them and 6th place, promotion is not out of the question. A signing like the former Newport County man could give them a chance at doing it, even if it is a slim one.

The Tigers will be looking for replacements in the coming days to deal with the absence of the outgoing loanee.

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