What West Brom target Bobby Reid has said about his Bristol City future

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Academy graduate Bobby Reid had his most prolific season last year after finishing 2017/18 with 21 goals, resulting in the 25-year-old earning the title of top scorer by quite some distance.

This kind of form has naturally turned heads of some of the bigger clubs including West Bromwich Albion who have reportedly submitted a bid worth £7million.

Reid has also spoken on his future over the course of the season as well as post-season, where he appears to be reasonably settled at the club that made him who is today.

Reid on his future at Bristol City

Last month, Reid gave BristolLive his thoughts on the season with three games left and where he sees himself next season.

“I want to concentrate on the last three games,” Reid said.

“I don’t want to be talking about my future, contract situations, and whatnot.

“The main thing is we focus on the games ahead.

“We want to finish in the play-offs and if we can we’ll have had a good season.”

He also discussed the opportunity Johnson had given him during the 2017/18 season.

“I’ve really enjoyed it. I didn’t really feel any pressure from anyone. I’ve just got on with my job and I haven’t really looked back since scoring on the opening day of the season,” he said.

“Lee Johnson’s faith has been massive for me. Obviously, he was a player at the club when I made my debut, then he took me on loan to Oldham and gave me my first start in EFL football.

“He sat me down in the summer to discuss converting me into a striker and I wasn’t too sure. He put belief in me and told me I’d get goals; I did that in pre-season and took that into the league campaign.”

Bristol City head coach Lee Johnson Bobby Reid of Bristol City
Bristol City head coach Lee Johnson Bobby Reid of Bristol City

His end of season verdict

Following the finish of the 2017/18 Championship season, Reid took to social media to thank the fans for their continued support over the year.

The forward posted a picture of him with fans outside Ashton Gate holding the club’s golden boot and player of the year award with the caption “Loved Every Minute Of This Season. Thank You All.”

This shows that Reid obviously still has a good relationship with fans meaning there is every chance he could still stay at the club where he graduated out of the academy from.

Bobby Reid poses with his Player of the Season and Golden Boot awards
Bobby Reid poses with his Player of the Season and Golden Boot awards

What went wrong this season?

Reid spoke to the reporters last month, with both he and the club looking unlikely to reach a play-off finish come the end of the 2017/18 season. The forward was asked what he thought on club’s position and was brutally honest.

“It’s a little bit disappointing where we are in the league now but we’re still in and around there.

“I think we’ve had a successful season whatever.”

Does he see himself being at Bristol City next season?

Reid has also spoken on his future with the club working to get their star players penned down to new deals.

“I want to help Bristol City with their aims,” he says.

“I’m here to stay at Bristol City so that’s the main thing.”

Bobby Reid of Bristol City

Club view on Reid

Furthering on from those discussions, Bristol City CEO Mark Ashton said back in April: “I think those conversations will be ongoing. None of our players in the starting eleven [against Bolton] will be out of contract in the summer and we’ll sit down at the right time.

“There isn’t a date, they are ongoing discussions and they will come to fruition at the right time.

“The planning for the summer starts now. I have said before we try to work a couple of windows in advance to avoid making panicked decisions. We have shown that over the last couple of windows.

“We have known what we wanted to do early. We’ll do that again in the summer.”



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