Nottingham Forest manager Martin O’Neill is moving quickly to stamp his own mark on his squad, amid reports that he is interested in signing out-of-favour midfielder Andy King, from former Premier League winners Leicester City, according to Sky Sports.
King is not in Foxes manager Claude Puel’s plans, with the 30-year-old not even named in his squad for the current Premier League season.
So do Forest really need to sign another midfielder in King?
“No, not for me.
“I suspect that many of these links spring up courtesy of the media and little else.
“I can’t see them going for King. Another striker, sure.
“Defenders? Absolutely. Just not King.”
“It would be an odd move.
“Forest already have a number of strong options in midfield, and adding King to their ranks would be a bizarre move.
“Surely the money spent on his wages would be spent better elsewhere?”
“They have too many midfielders, adding Andy King only swells that position further and makes it impossible to house all the players they have.
“If King is to arrive, then surly O’Neill must first rid the club of several players that play in his position.
“It’s poor from Forest to keep adding and not balancing the books with outgoings.
“Absurd signing if true.”