With the quickfire double departure of Aden Flint and Bobby Reid in the last 48 hours, Ashton Gate has also seen a little bit of incoming action as Bristol City confirmed earlier today that Ipswich Town centre-half Adam Webster has now completed his speculated move.
— Bristol City FC (@BristolCity) June 28, 2018
The 23-year-old becomes manager Lee Johnson second capture of the summer following on from Marley Watkins earlier in the window and he has signed a new four-year deal having made the move from Portman Road.
With some fans questioning Bristol City’s ambition after our recent departures, Webster told the Official Site that it was our ambition that made it an easy choice for him.
“Since I’ve known about the club’s interest, it was always something I wanted to pursue and I can’t wait to get started. Speaking to the head coach and hearing the plans he has for the club, I wanted to come here straight away and I am pleased to get the deal over the line. The club is very ambitious and I would like to think I am as well, so I am excited.”
He also said that former players Cole Skuse, Dean Gerken and Jordan Spence all had nothing but praise for the club when he asked for their thoughts so it quickly became a ‘no-brainer’ when he thought more about the deal and our interest.
The deal is obviously ‘undisclosed’ when it comes to the fee paid but the press are suggesting something in the region of £3.5million.
Johnson was delighted with the capture.
“I am delighted to get this deal done. We strongly believe in Adam’s ability and he is a player we have been tracking for a long time. He has proved himself as a top Championship defender and I look forward to seeing him play alongside our current centre-halves. He comes with real quality on the ball and we believe we can be the vehicle for him to go to the very top, hopefully with us, Bristol City.”
IF you keep him fit, and it's a big if based on last season, you've bagged yourself one hell of a player!! Potential premier league centre back in the making! Hope we've got a decent sell on clause in this deal ????
— Scott Fraser (@SFraze_ITFC) June 28, 2018
Welcome to the Gate. Need you to kick on ASAP.
— Banter Club FC (@DeludedLJ) June 28, 2018
Welcome to The Gate Adam.
— Peter Neate (@Shirehorse1) June 28, 2018
Welcome to Bristol Adam.
— Red as FCUK (@red_as_fcuk) June 28, 2018
Welcome Adam. Here’s to much success for you and us at Ashton Gate! COYR CTID OTIB
— Bob Reader (@RReader168) June 28, 2018
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Nice to see flint has been replaced quickly
— Tom Gorvin (@Tom_Gorvin1) June 28, 2018