Nottingham Forest midfielder Jorge Grant is expected to leave the club on loan this summer, with a host of clubs vying for his signature, a source close to the club has exclusively confirmed to Football League World.
The 24-year-old has spent the last three seasons away from the City Ground, enjoying impressive loan spells with Notts County in the 2016/17 and 2017/18 campaign.
The attacking midfielder netted 19 times in a total of 56 appearances for the Magpies during his second spell at Meadow Lane, helping Kevin Nolan’s side finish in the League Two play-offs.
The playmaker joined Luton Town on loan for the first half of last season, but four goals in 22 games later, he was then sent out on loan to Mansfield Town, where he scored four goals in 18 appearances for the Stags.
With one year left on his deal at Forest, Grant is now expected to leave the City Ground once again this summer, with a host of sides from League One believed to be chasing the midfielder.
Lincoln City are believed to be one of those teams – Danny Cowley’s side will be preparing for life in League One next season after winning the League Two title last term, with the Imps looking to strengthen their attacking midfield areas after Shay McCartan returned to Bradford.
Grant’s hometown side Oxford United are also believed to be keen on Grant, with Karl Robinson’s side on the lookout to replace Marcus Browne, who scored eight goals and produced three assists whilst on loan from West Ham last season.
Grant will have probably been disappointed with his game-time last season – he fell out of favour at Luton, and didn’t really make the impact he would have liked at Mansfield.
On his day, he is easily top League One quality, and his trickery and skill on the ball is what makes him the player he is today.
Both Lincoln and Oxford need to strengthen going forward, and Grant is a player who can behind the striker or out wide, making him a very useful option for either side.