Cotterill Admits A Bid Has Been Accepted For Palace’s Top Goalscorer

0 Posted by - August 12, 2015 - News

Steve Cotterill has confirmed that Bristol City have had an offer accepted for Crystal Palace striker, Dwight Gayle. 

Reports across the sporting press suggest that the fee is around the £6 million mark, which would comfortably break the Robins’ previous record fee of £2.25 million paid for Nicky Maynard in 2008. 

Speaking to Bristol City’s official TV channel, Cotterill said:

We’ve had a bid accepted and that’s as far as it’s gone. 

We need to speak to the player and his agent. I don’t think anything has changed whilst we’ve been playing so maybe we’ll know more tomorrow. 

“He’s someone we’d like to have at the football club.”

Following the humbling opening day defeat away to Sheffield Wednesday, Cotterill had appeared negative when pressed for his thoughts on the club’s summer transfer business, but if this deal does come off, he will have a lot to thank his chairman for. 

Regardless of his own vast fortune, Bristol City’s owner Stephen Lansdown has really pushed the boat out by sanctioning an offer of £6 million, even though the player is still yet to give the club any encouragement over their advances. 

Whilst no one will pretend that they saw this move coming, the next few days could prove interesting, given the fact that the bar has now been set over the sum it will take to prise last season’s top goalscorer away from us. Watch this space. 

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  • Richard C August 12, 2015 - 6:44 am Reply

    If he goes this will in my opinion be the first bad bit of business of the year. He should be going out on loan and getting some regular football in. There is no denying he is a great finisher and with Bamford only being a loan signing himself we should be looking to offload Campbell first and bring back Dwight next year as a replacement for Bamford.

    • admin August 12, 2015 - 11:29 am Reply

      What if no one wants Fraizer?

  • Richard August 12, 2015 - 8:22 am Reply

    Yes, can’t help but agree here. Not quite sure on why this is happening. Great finisher, proven at the top level. I think there must be something more to this. His attitude possibly? Not sure, but from a fans perspective it seems a bit strange.

  • Steve August 12, 2015 - 10:16 am Reply

    Totally agree with Richard C’s comments.
    Also the deal is also meant to include Bristol City not receiving 15% of Bolasie’s future transfer fee

    • admin August 12, 2015 - 11:29 am Reply

      We have a piece going up on that exact subject this afternoon, Steve.

  • chamakh attack August 12, 2015 - 10:27 am Reply

    the richards have it spot on. this striker business isnt going quite as expected. im happy we’re keeping glenn but campbell is clearly the weak link among our forwards. theres no denying holloway went a bit mad on in 2013 but he did pick up some gems in punch and gayle. i think even pards knows wickham is a bit of a risk and as we’ve said gayle is proven in this league. however its true that theres only so much first team football we can give him, would be great to keep him as a squad player but perhaps he is unhappy with that…

    • admin August 12, 2015 - 11:30 am Reply

      I think Gayle is the driving force behind any move away.

  • Jose Fonte Baby! Jose Fonte, Oh, Oh, Oh August 12, 2015 - 11:22 am Reply

    Agree that a loan deal would suit the club better but have heard Gayle has problems with training and even possibly with the old white devil. Just rumours but if true best to get shot of him. If false it madness.

    Also does Bristol City having 6 mil to spend suggest that they are about to receive 25% of a 25 mil Yala transfer fee? I hope not but it is a lot of money for a club who otherwise have not been ambitious in the transfer market this year.

    • admin August 12, 2015 - 11:32 am Reply

      Nope. Their owner is loaded, hence the bid.

      • Jose Fonte Baby! Jose Fonte, Oh, Oh, Oh August 12, 2015 - 11:52 am Reply

        He is loaded but has scaled back his input due to previous failures. When we got promoted and they got relegated they had one of highest wage budgets in the league. The other teams who were after him have clear promotion ambitions but surely this move would be a significant step down.

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