By Harry Sykes
Nathan Baker is undergoing a medical at Bristol City as he prepares to join the growing Aston Villa exodus, according to a reliable journalist.
Bristol-based reporter Andy Stockhausen claimed on his personal Twitter account on Friday morning that the defender, 26, is poised to join the Championship club on a permanent transfer.
Stockhausen explained that Baker is undergoing medical tests ahead of signing a contract with City and is in line to be in their squad to face Dutch club FC Twente in a friendly tonight (FRIDAY).
Nathan Baker is having a medical prior to penning a permanent contract at @bcfctweets. He could be in squad to face FC Twente tonight.
— Andy Stockhausen (@AndyStockhausen) July 28, 2017
Baker’s seemingly imminent exit comes hot on the heels of central midfielder Aaron Tshibola completing a season-long loan to League One club MK Dons.
Manager Steve Bruce is reshaping his squad following the recent signings of veteran centre-back pair John Terry and Christopher Samba.
Academy product Baker is departing even though he was a mainstay of the side last season in central defence alongside James Chester.
In other Aston Villa transfer news, the club have reached an agreement in principle to sign an attacker from a Premier League giant.