Bristol City seize the "Davy"
Bristol City manager has made his 1st signing of the mid-season transfer window and brought in 22 year old Dutch central midfielder Davy Propper on loan from Vitesse. Bristol City will pay a total of around 5k a week to facilitate the move (combination of player wage and loan fee) and this is seen as a bargain seeing the experience Propper has. The former Holland U21 attacking midfielder has bags of technique and has played over 100 matches for Dutch side Vitesse in the Dutch Eredivisie over the past 5 seasons.
Propper is seen as the last piece of Andrew Booy's jigsaw in his quest to get Bristol City promoted this season. He will play in central midfield with Trebel (who may need to play slightly more defensively) and this will allow Strandberg to partner El-Abd in central defence where he is more comfortable. Interestingly Propper is out of contract at the end of the season and Booy will use the next 5 months to determine if he will offer Propper a contract when his deal with Vitesse runs out.