Mehew targeting deal for City loan star Weir
TYLER Weir wants to become a Gloucester City player on a permanent basis and boss Dave Mehew is hopeful of striking a deal to land the former Hereford United man.
Gloucester-born Weir, who has enjoyed two loan stints with his hometown club, is being released by Hereford this summer and the Tigers are his preferred destination.
Worcester City are also interested in securing the versatile 21-year-old after he impressed in a spell at St Georges Lane at the end of last season.
But the lure of a permanent switch home is top of Weir's wish list and he has told Mehew that if a deal can be struck then he will sign on the dotted line.
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Mehew said: "I have had a few conversations with some quality players who I believe will improve the squad if we can bring them in.
"I haven't spoken about money with any of them yet as the budget hasn't been confirmed but Tyler is one of them.
"He has said to me that if we can sort a deal out then we are his preferred destination and that is great to hear.
"However, whether we can afford him is another matter and that will have to wait until we get the budget for next season finalised."
"In an ideal world he will be a Gloucester City player next season as there is an attachment between him and us, but he will certainly have other offers.
"Worcester will be keen after he had a loan spell there last season and they have a bigger budget than us, but we will be doing our best to get him to Gloucester City."
After re-signing virtually all of last season's squad, Mehew said ideally he wants to add "two or three quality new players" for a Blue Square Bet North play-off push next term.
Talks are already under way with potential targets but until the dust settles on the current season, the City boss acknowledges that deals are unlikely to be struck.
"In an ideal world I would love to bring in three or four players in for next season, but we certainly don't need wholesale changes," he said.
"We have a backbone of players and we're keen to add two or three quality players to that mix, whether I can do that remains to be seen.
"There are a few players around, some who are being released from pro clubs, that are manoeuvring themselves around for deals, we will just have to wait.
"I honestly believe that with some good additions that we can be pushing for a play-off place next season."