Bristol City have started the process to try and tie down young striker Antoine Semenyo to a new contract, according to BristolLive.
The 22-year-old, a graduate of the Robins academy system, has been in scintillating form for the club in recent weeks, scoring four times and assisting three more since the start of 2022.
His performances not only helped him win the Championship Player of the Month award for January, but he was also the subject of interest for the late transfer window.
City Championship rivals Nottingham Forest made a late play for the striker but it was refuse by the hierarchy with the club valuing him in the region of £20m.
Semenyo’s current contract expires at Ashton Gate in the summer of 2023, although the club have the option of extending it for a further year.
But new terms are expected to be offered in a bid to hold the future even longer than the current amount he has left, with Semenyo proving to be a key asset over the past few months.
Semenyo was a regular in City’s squad last season, making 44 league appearances, but a goal return of just two would have been disappointing for all concerned.
Since returning from an injured spell earlier this season, Semenyo has returned like a man possessed and he has rightly been awarded Player of the Month for his recent performances.
It is clear that Semenyo could be a key player at Ashton Gate for years to come and with a contract extension he would no doubt be rewarded financially as well.
But with his recent performances, you imagine interest will come from the bigger clubs in the football pyramid, so there’s no guarantee Semenyo will sign on the dotted line.