Manager of English club responds to reported PL interest in 23-year-old star
By Harvey Byrne
Bristol City manager Lee Johnson has told there has been no offers made for star Joe Bryan despite reports that Newcastle had entered talks over him.
The Mail claimed on their live transfer blog (Tuesday, 4.52pm) that the Magpies were in discussions over the 23-year-old after Football Insider revealed on Tuesday afternoon that Rafa Benitez’ side were lining up a move for the Scotsman following Paul Dummett’s hamstring injury.
However, Johnson has denied such reports, telling in his Thursday press conference that the Robins have not received anything from a “Premier League club.”
Johnson’s quotes were covered by the official Bristol City Twitter account on Thursday afternoon.
❌ Lee Johnson says #BristolCity have not received any offers for Joe Bryan from a Premier League club, contrary to reports.
— Bristol City FC (@bcfctweets) August 17, 2017
Bryan is considered one of Bristol City’s best players and has played the full 90 minutes of the Robins’ first three Championship games.
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He is also considered to be a player of immense potential and given the injury to Dummett as well as an already known weakness in the left-back position for Newcastle it is clear to see why the club have been linked.
However, they will also have to move swiftly with the transfer deadline coming up in 14 days time if they are to bring in the young Scotsman.
In other Newcastle transfer news, the Magpies have turned their focus towards signing a Brazilian flyer after bringing in Joselu.