Director desperate to stop Rangers signing ‘fantastic’ striker amid £7m claim

Director desperate to stop Rangers signing ‘fantastic’ striker amid £7m claim

Bristol City are desperate to tie down the ‘fantastic’ Tommy Conway with Scottish Premiership giants Rangers one of the clubs watching the striker as his Ashton Gate contract runs down. 

In recent years, Antoine Semenyo, Adam Webster, Lloyd Kelly, and Alex Scott,

the highly-rated midfielder who joined AFC Bournemouth for £25 million last summer,

have all been paid eight-figure amounts by Bristol City,

a club known for talent development.

Their hopes of charging a similarly exorbitant amount for Tommy Conway,

however, will be dependent on how those pesky contract negotiations develop in the coming months.

According to Football Insider’s Peter O’Rourke,

interest is coming from both Ibrox and the English Premier League.

Conway has fans at Nottingham Forest, Wolves, and Brentford.

Bristol City is understandably determined to secure its valuable asset.

Conway’s present contract expires in the summer of 2025,

which means they would have to sell for far less than market value if new terms could not be reached.

Rangers Eye Tommy Conway, a Bristol City striker,
“Tommy Conway has a year (on his contract) in the summer,”

Bristol City’s technical director, Brian Tinnion, told the BBC.

“We need to try to bind him down. We’ll work hard on it.

“We’ve had conversations with the agency.

And we want to have those conversations with Tommy again.

We want Tommy Conway to sign with the football team.

“He’s a terrific person, a fantastic player, a goal scorer, and he’s extremely valuable to us.

So we’ll be working hard from now on to get Tommy signed to the football club.”

Conway, capped by Scotland at under-21 level,

has eight goals this season.

One of those came against West Ham United in the FA Cup,

with Bristol City doing what they have done several times in the modern era:

sending a top-tier side packing.

£6 or £7 million
Despite his rangy 6ft 1ins frame, Conway has been compared to Leicester legend Jamie Vardy because of his ability to make well-

timed runs off the shoulder of the last defender.

“He is a talented boy,” Peter Grant, who played 15 years at Rangers’ Old Firm rivals Celtic,

tells Go Radio, implying that clubs north of the border would struggle to pay the sum Bristol City seeks,

even with Conway’s contract expiring.

“Going for someone like Conway would cost you a lot of money.

You’re talking about £6 or £7 million, after two good games.

You have appeared on television (the West Ham match was shown on the BBC). That is what it becomes.

“He is a gifted boy. There are a few guys in England that are excellent players.

However, (Scottish clubs) have little hope of competing with them.

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