Leicester City are interested in signing Bristol City midfielder Josh Brownhill, according to a report published by The Leicester Mercury. 

In addition to the Foxes, the likes of Brighton and Hove Albion and Bournemouth are reportedly interested in the services of the player.

The 23-year-old Brownhill has been one of the stars for the Robins in the Championship this season and has so far played 26 league games for his club in 2018-19, scoring three goals and providing two assists.

Leicester fans would welcome a new player or two this month, with Claude Puel’s men hoping for a top-half finish this term.

He certainly has shown that he is worthy of playing in the Premier League. However, it may prove difficult to convince Bristol City to sell Brownhill this month as they are currently aiming to get a place in the Championship promotion-playoffs.

The Robins are currently in seventh position on the second-tier standings with 41 points from 27 games and just two points adrift of sixth placed Derby County who occupy the last promotion playoff spot.

If Bristol City do not win promotion to the top-flight next season, they will likely have a difficult time keeping hold of Brownhill as he will likely want to play in the Premier League and attract offers from teams playing at the highest level.

Last year, the player signed a new deal which will keep him at the Robins until 2021 so if he does leave the club in the near-future, it is likely to be for a hefty amount.

Brownhill joined Bristol City from Preston North End in in 2016. He has gone on to make 97 league appearances for the Robins thus far, scoring nine goals.

Leicester have had success in the past by purchasing players from lower divisions, with the likes of Jamie Vardy and James Maddison classic examples.

The King Power Stadium side would hope Brownhill could follow in their footsteps and win over the Leicester faithful in the Premier League.


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