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.