AFC Bournemouth striker Lewis Grabban is reportedly a summer transfer target for Championship outfit Bristol City.
The Bristol Post have reported that…
AFC Bournemouth striker Lewis Grabban is being linked with a move to Bristol City as the Robins ramp up their recruitment drive ahead of next season.
Bristol City have also been heavily linked with the permanent signing of Cherries attacker Lee Tomlin.
The Bristol local paper sights Bristol City chief scout Des Taylor as a potential reason behind the interest, following his long association at Dean Court.
The report added…
Former Cherries chief scout Des Taylor, who moved to Ashton Gate some months ago, has a good knowledge of Grabban having seen him play over two spells for the side.
Grabban first made the move to Dean Court on 31st May 2012 when he joined from League Two side Rotherham United for a fee in the region of £300,000.
During his first season with the Cherries he scored 13 goals in 47 appearances as AFC Bournemouth won promotion from League One.
After scoring just once in his opening 11 appearances, he scored his next 12 goals over 22 games before failing to score over the final 14 fixtures.
The following season, Grabban became the clubs leading scorer in the second tier of English football scoring 22 goals as AFC Bournemouth finished the Championship in a record high 10th place.
He later left the Cherries when Norwich triggered an improved release clause in his contract in June 2014, for an undisclosed fee reportedly in the region of £3million.
Grabban returned to AFC Bournemouth for an undisclosed fee on 11th January 2016, after scoring 13 goals in 41 appearances, the fee was reportedly in-excess of £6million according to Mark McAdam from Sky Sports.
The 28 year old is yet to score since his return.
Upfront is the only position we don’t need to tinker around with. Grabban is fine as a squad player and probably our 4th choice striker. He won’t be going anywhere, and tbh, I don’t see why HE would want to leave. If you look at the way he celebrates for some of our goals last season he does seem to genuinely care as well, which is good. – Join the conversation here.
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