By Russell Edge

29th Aug, 2020 | 10:42am

Exclusive: Bristol City submit defender new deal offer

Bristol City have offered defender Taylor Moore a new contract as he heads into the final year of his current terms, Football Insider understands.

The 23-year-old, who joined the Robins back in 2016, put pen to paper on a two-year contract extension last summer.

A source at Ashton Gate has told Football Insider that the club have moved to tie the centre-back down to a new deal to avoid him becoming a free agent next summer.

Moore joined Bristol City from Ligue 1 side Lens after five years with the French outfit and has gone on to play 31 times for the Championship club.

The London-born defender, who also spent time in West Ham’s youth ranks, has spent much of his career out on loan with spells at the likes of Southend, Bury, Cheltenham and most recently Blackpool.

Moore joined the Tangerines in January and featured in all but one of the club’s nine league games before the League One season was cut short.

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The England under-20 international had started the 2019/20 campaign as a regular starter for Bristol City under Lee Johnson but fell out of favour around November.

He proceeded to play six times in 13 Championship games before he made the move to Bloomfield Road.

He has a total of 26 Championship appearances under his belt to date, while he also has experience of playing in League One, League Two and Ligue 1.

Moore will be looking to fight with the likes of Tomas Kalas, Nathan Baker and Ashley Williams for a place at centre-back next season.

In other Bristol City news, a Robins attacker has agreed to join Swindon Town.