Nottingham Forest are reported to already be looking at potential transfer targets ahead of this summer’s window, with former West Brom striker Brown Ideye being the latest name to be linked with a move to the City Ground.
As per the Express and Star, the Reds are said to be eyeing a move for the 31-year-old who has notched nine goals in all competitions this term for Greek side Aris Thessaloniki.
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His strong spell with the Greek first tier side follows on from his days of playing at Olympiacos, with the towering front man having netted 28 goals in 65 games during his time there, thus exercising the demons of his spell at West Brom, a period in which he only found the net on seven occasions.
Here, we take a look at ONE winner and ONE loser at Forest if the club make a move for Ideye this summer….
The Forest frontman has been in fine form for the club this term, notching an impressive 17 goals, thus making him far and away Sabri Lamouchi’s first choice up top.
In a season in which competition for the role has been at a premium, Grabban would certainly benefit from having another frontman in the squad to compete against next term.
The likes of Tyler Walker and Nuno da Costa have so far failed to settle into the first team and as a result Ideye could well become Grabban’s main challenger if he does indeed move to the Midlands club.
In short, Forest cannot solely rely on Grabban’s goals again next term and will certainly need to bring in another goalscorer this summer to improve their frontline.
The 23-year-old striker would easily be identified as the loser of Ideye moving to the City Ground, with the Forest academy graduate having found his game time limited since returning from his loan spell at Lincoln City in January.
After notching 16 goals whilst on loan with the Imps during the first half of the campaign, a lot was expected of Walker when he was recalled by Lamouchi a few months ago.
However the consistent form of Grabban has put paid to the young striker being handed much in the way of opportunities thus seeing him consigned to the bench.
Overall, if Ideye were to come to the club this summer, Walker would almost certainly fall even further down the pecking order at Forest, thus meaning that another loan move could beckon for the 23-year-old.
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