Birmingham City are reportedly eyeing a move for Nottingham Forest forward Lyle Taylor, according to journalist Alan Nixon.
Taylor has found regular game time hard to come by with the Reds, since moving to the City Ground back in 2020, after previously being on the books with Charlton Athletic.
The 31-year-old caught the eye with a number of impressive showings with the Addicks, as he netted 35 goals in 67 appearances for the London-based side.
But he’s found regular minutes hard to come by with Nottingham Forest, and was made 42 appearances in all competitions last term for Chris Hughton’s side, as they finished 17th in the second-tier standings.
15 of those were starts in their league campaign, with Taylor often being behind Lewis Grabban in the pecking order at the City Ground.
Taylor has previously been linked with a move to Stoke City earlier in the summer transfer window, but Birmingham City are now keeping tabs on him, after winning their season opener against Sheffield United at Bramall Lane on Saturday evening.
But any potential agreement is dependent on whether Sam Cosgrove is to depart the Blues this summer, with the 31-year-old emerging as a potential target for League One side Wycombe Wanderers, who will be looking to win promotion back into the Championship at the first time of asking this term.
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This could be worth a punt for the Blues.
Taylor is a player that Lee Bowyer will know well, having worked together whilst with Charlton Athletic, so you have to trust his judgement with this one.
It’s going to be dependent on whether Sam Cosgrove departs the club this summer though, and Taylor could be the ideal replacement for the former Aberdeen striker, if he was to pursue a move to League One side Wycombe Wanderers.
If Taylor can get back to his best, then this could turn out to be an excellent bit of business by Birmingham City this summer, as they look to strengthen their attacking options for the 2021/22 campaign.