After an impressive loan spell with Nottingham Forest last season, Udinese defender Molla Wague is a man in demand as we enter the summer.
The 28-year-old signed for the Reds in January on loan from the Italian club, and after biding his time, he quickly became a regular under Martin O’Neill.
The Mali defender made a total of 11 appearances for the East Midlands side, scoring three goals and forming a solid defensive partnership with Jack Robinson and Alexander Milosevic in the latter stages of the campaign.
Now, the defender has a big decision to make this summer, with his current deal at Udinese believed to be running out in the summer, meaning that he could be available on a free transfer sooner rather than later.
And, reports from Greek media outlet Sportdog claim that Panathinaikos are keen on signing the central defender, as they look to improve on what was a hugely disappointing campaign last time out.
It remains to be seen whether Forest look to re-sign Wague on a permanent basis this summer, but whatever their decision may be, they need to make it fast.
With his contact expiring, Wague will be looking to find a place to settle as quickly as possible, and Forest could miss out on the defender should they wait too long.
Wague was a regular in the final few games of the season, and really flourished in the 3-4-3 system that O’Neill deployed in the final three league games of the campaign.
And, after keeping three clean sheets in that system, O’Neill may look to stick to his guns next term, and Wague would be a very useful player in that formation.
Forest have a plethora of talented defenders at the club, especially with Joe Worrall returning from his loan spell with Rangers, but on a potential free transfer, this is definitely worth a shot for the Reds.