as reported by bristolpost.co.uk,
Bristol City head coach Lee Johnson has spoken about losing Bobby Reid and Aden Flint in the summer transfer window.
The Robins sold top scorer Reid to Cardiff City and talismanic defender Flint has joined Middlesbrough after offers were made that the club couldn’t turn down.
Johnson understands the financial model Bristol City are working with and how they have previously reinvested big transfer fees.
Speaking to ITV Westcountry to promote Above & Beyond’s Bristol Heart Institute Appeal, he explained:
“It’s still a business. It’s still funded by Steve Lansdown and the Lansdown family. We’re trying to run it as sustainably as possible, and that inevitably involves a trade or two.
“We done it with Jonathan Kodjia but we reinvested that money not just in the first team squad but in the u23s and the academy facilities.
Bristol City manager Lee Johnson
“We’ll have more young players playing league football next year than ever before at Bristol City.
“My only fear is we don’t want to be a club that’s always [focussing on] tomorrow.”
Bristol City travel to Marbella for a week-long training camp and will face Real Balopédica Linense and La Liga side Rayo Vallecano during their time on the Costa del Sol.
Johnson revealed he would like to manage abroad in the future, touting Barcelona as his dream job, but despite his European ambitions, the manager insists he is feeling optimistic about the new season at Ashton Gate.
“Personally, I’m really