Oumar Gonzalez has admitted that it would be a dream to play in England, amid speculation linking him with a move to Nottingham Forest.
The Reds were recently confirmed to have held an interest in the Cameroonian centre-half back in January, as Sabri Lamouchi looked to strengthen his side ahead of a push for automatic promotion.
Le Parisien claim that Forest failed in a seven-figure offer to sign the defender, who currently plys his trade in France for Ligue 2 side FC Chambly.
It remains to be seen whether Forest reignite their interest in the 22-year-old this summer, but with Michael Dawson entering the final month of his contract at the City Ground, it could be likely.
Speaking to Le Parisien, though, Gonzalez admits that it would be a ‘dream’ to move to England, believing that his strength and physique is suited to the English game.
He said: “When you are a professional footballer you do not know what tomorrow is made of.
“It is true that England is a championship that I really appreciate. It’s a suited to my style. It’s one of my dreams to play there.”
Forest will be hoping to be playing in the Premier League next season, with Sabri Lamouchi’s side sitting fifth in the Championship table with a top-six finish looking likely.
Gonzalez looks to be a really strong player and solid defender who could be useful for the Reds.
Joe Worrall and Tobias Figueiredo have been superb alongside each other this season, but with the likes of Dawson and Yohan Benalouane getting on a bit now, fresh, younger competition is needed.
You get the feeling that if Forest went in for another bid for Gonzalez this summer, something might happen.