Bristol City To Complete 3 Deals on Deadline Day

Transfer deadline day is a busy day for clubs up and down the country and it’s no different at Ashton Gate where three deals are expected to be completed in the next couple of hours.

MagnussonIt’s expected that the club will add two players to their squad whilst allowing one player to leave on loan.

Luke Steele

Lee Johnson has been looking to add a new goalkeeper to his squad all summer and today he has managed to fill that hole as it’s expected Bristol City will announce the signing of Luke Steele before the deadline.

This is backed up by the fact Panathinaikos have already waved goodbye to the player in their official Twitter account:

Rory Holden

Another player expected to come in ahead of the deadline is Rory Holden from Derry City.

The player has been on trial with the club and Johnson has this afternoon decided to take a chance on the young midfielder as he is a hot prospect for the future.

The fee for his transfer to Bristol is thought to be around £300k with other incentives for Derry City should he leave for a profit in the future.

Hörður Magnússon

One player heading out of the club this evening is defender Magnússon who is set to complete a season-long loan deal with Russian club FC Rostov.

Rostov had hoped to land the Iceland International for £2 million but instead have settled for a loan deal and may make the signing permanent next summer.

The deal needs to be completed by 9pm GMT to meet Russian deadlines so it will be interesting to see if the deal was done in time.

This looks to signal an end to rumours of Aden Flint leaving the club in this transfer window, with Birmingham splashing the cash on Jota as well today it is unlikely they will come back in with a raised offer for Flint before 11pm.

Other Activity

The club are actively looking for another striker to add to the squad but at this point appear to have come up short.

Johnson has been on the lookout for a hard-working forward to lead the clubs tactic of defending from the front this season but as yet has failed to get any deal secured for a player which mean the loan market or January are now his best options.

It’s unlikely that anything else will happen at the club tonight but things can move fast as players change hands in the last couple of hours and enquiries will have been lodged.

Bristol City fans, are you happy with your clubs dealings in this transfer window? Who do you wish would have come in or left this summer?

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