City signal Akinfenwa intent
By Tom Adams
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Brian Tinnion admits Bristol City are looking to sign Adebayo Akinfenwa.Bristol City are looking to further enhance their striking options as they line up a move for Torquay's Adebayo Akinfenwa.
The 23-year-old has seemingly burnt his bridges with the Devon side after performing a u-turn over a proposed contract extension, a scenario that infuriated Gulls boss Leroy Rosenior.
As a result Torquay now look set to lose the man who scored 14 times whilst the club were relegated to League Two, and have allowed Brian Tinnion's side to speak to Akinfenwa.
City are assembling a forward line to strike fear into the hearts of their rivals in League One after the earlier signing of experienced hit man Marcus Stewart.
Tinnion was already blessed with the prolific pairing of Leroy Lita and Steve Brooker, but is now intent on furthering his options with Akinfenwa.
"At the moment we don't have another striker of Steve Brooker's type and I want competition in all departments." Tinnion told the club's official website.
"Akinfenwa is very strong and powerful with the scope to improve further. At just 23 he is a very good age and still learning."
City supremo Steve Lansdown also confirmed the club's interest in the Torquay star, and stated an eagerness to push ahead with the potential deal.
"We are always interested in good players and Akinfenwa played well against us last season," said Lansdown.
"We are grateful to Torquay for allowing us to speak to him and we shall be doing so at the earliest opportunity."