Bristol City full-back Joe Bryan is reaping the reward of the club’s run to the Carabao Cup semi-finals by attracting the interest of a trio of Premier League clubs reports the Bristol Post.
Everton joined Newcastle United and Brighton and Hove Albion in keeping a close eye of the left-back. The Toffees need a back-up for the increasingly injury-prone Leighton Baines, 33.
The former England international arrived at Goodison Park more than a decade ago but has so far missed almost a third of the season through injury. With the Everton hierarchy targeting a vast improvement on the disappointment of this campaign.
Aston Villa boss Steve Bruce declared his interest in the left-back and admitted that if the club returns to the Premier League.
Bryan caught the eye in the Carabao Cup quarter-final at Ashton Gate with the opening goal in the dramatic 2 – 1 win over Manchester United. It was the second time he has struck against Premier League opposition in the cup, repeating his feat when City thrashed Crystal Palace 4 – 1.
It’s capped a fine couple of years for 24-year-old Bristolian. In 2016/17 he was voted into the Championship Team of the Season.
While City were reluctant to sell during the winter with their promotion hopes still very much alive, this summer sees their needs change as they look to make ends meet.