The Stoke City fans in the Transfer Tavern were delighted to move out of the relegation zone last weekend. The club ended a long streak of losses to triumph 2-0 over Huddersfield Town in Paul Lambert’s first game in charge of the club. Now Lambert will look to dip into the transfer market and work out who he can bring in to strengthen his squad.
Bobby Reid (rated at just £675k by the guys over at Transfermarkt) of Bristol City would be a fantastic addition. The diminutive attacker is versatile and he would add a good squad option for Lambert. He is able to play as a striker, central attacking midfielder or even further back as a central midfielder.
The 24-year-old has been an integral part of Bristol City’s successful season so far. Reid has notched a very impressive tally of twelve league goals and a further three assists to his name, ranking him as one of the top goal grabbers in the second tier. On top of that, he has another two goals in the Carabao Cup and was a major part of the team which got to the semi-final and narrowly missed out against Manchester City. This goal scoring threat is something that Stoke could look to bring to the Bet365 Stadium.
The Bristol City academy product has lots of experience despite his young age. He has played nearly 200 senior games in all competitions – including stints with Cheltenham Town, Oldham Athletic and Plymouth Argyle on loan. Reid has 140 appearances for Bristol City under his belt and 14 of his 22 goals for the Robins have come this season.
Reid is a player who is improving massively and Stoke should take a gamble and add him to their squad this month.