Bristol City Set to Lose £2 Million First Team Star in Major Transfer Blow

Bristol City defender Cameron Pring is likely to leave Ashton Gate in January as Scottish giants Rangers are reportedly weighing up a £2 million bid for the left-back, according to the News.

Pring has emerged as a target for Rangers as the Scottish side looks set to lose their first-team left-back Ridvan Yilmaz in January, according to reports from the Scottish Sun. Gers boss  Philippe Clement reportedly sees Pring as the ideal replacement for Yilmaz after the Bristol City defender’s impressive 2023/24 campaign.

So far this season, Pring has made 28 appearances in all competitions and has shown his versatility, operating at left-back but also playing in central defence and left-midfield.

The defender also showed his ability to contribute in the final third recently, notching two assists in the Robins’ 3-2 win over Hull and scoring in the following game against Watford, which Bristol City won 4-1.

Pring has been at Bristol City since 2016 and came through the Robins’ youth system. As part of his development, the defender was sent out on loan to various clubs, including Newport County, Cheltenham, Walsall and Portsmouth.

As a result, the 25-year-old has amassed over 150 senior appearances and has tied down a regular spot at Ashton Gate since returning from his loan spell at Portsmouth in January 2021.

Since breaking into the Robins’ first team in 2021, Pring has made 90 appearances and has been a consistent performer.

Writer’s View

Liam Manning may have to let Pring leave this January as Rangers’ interest appears genuine. An offer of £2 million could be enough to tempt Bristol City to sell and boost their transfer kitty.

However, Manning’s concern will be the lack of a viable replacement at left-back, with 21-year-old Haydon Roberts making just 10 appearances in all competitions. Moreover, two weeks remaining in the transfer window may not provide Manning enough time to dip into the market for a more experienced Pring replacement.

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