A number of Premier League clubs are battling to sign Bristol City’s Adam Webster, with Villa leading the chase as it stands. They will be looking for a fee of at least £10 million and hoping an auction sees the fee rise way beyond that.
Webster made 44 appearances last season and led a solid defence that narrowly missed out on the playoffs, finishing 8th.
Very interestingly, Bristol City fans are urging their manager to accept any fee around £10 million, suggesting he’s worth nowhere near that fee (it was a troll), great tactics from The Robins fans. Aden Flint is undoubtedly one of the best defenders in the Championship, and the general consensus is that he and Webster form a formidable partnership.
If a number of Premier League sides are chasing him for a fee north of 10 million, he must be a good player and one with plenty of potential. He’s a ‘ball-playing’ defender and can play left or right back, too, which will attract sides.
Maybe a move will push him to improve, and he’ll thrive on the pressure of playing top level football. I hope his move works out and he plays regularly, as we’ve seen moves similar to this not work out, resulting in a young player ruining his career by sitting on the bench every week.