According to TEAMtalk, Bristol City midfielder Josh Brownhill is wanted by a host of Premier League clubs this month.
Brownhill, 23, has hit four goals and two assists for Bristol City this season, impressing under Lee Johnson.
Three Premier League clubs now want to sign Brownhill; Bournemouth, Brighton and Hove Albion and Leicester City. City are allegedly willing to sell Brownhill if a Premier League club bid before the end of the month.
That may be of interest to North End fans, as Brownhill walked away from Deepdale just two-and-a-half years ago.
Brownhill joined the North End ranks in 2012 after leaving Manchester United, and quickly broke into the first team.
The midfielder scored on his first start at Gillingham in October 2013, and looked set for stardom at the age of just 17. However, Brownhill didn’t quite kick on under Simon Grayson and he left for Bristol City in 2016.
With Brownhill now potentially Premier League-bound, it seems that North End may have made a slight mistake. Grayson didn’t quite manage to get the best out of Brownhill, and his lack of football, combined with the style of play, led to his exit.
Brownhill developing alongside Alan Browne would have been ideal, giving North End another talented young midfielder. Of course, back in 2016, results took precedent over developing youngsters, and Grayson’s choice was at least understandable.
Had Brownhill been working under Alex Neil instead, it’s easy to envisage Brownhill being a key part of the current Preston side. Instead, North End didn’t really make the most out of Brownhill, and may have to watch him feature in the Premier League.