According to Football Insider, Cyrus Christie is set to join Nottingham Forest on a loan deal, with the full-back set to undergo a medical ahead of a move to the City Ground.
BBC Radio Nottingham broke the news yesterday that Forest are close to completing the signing of Christie, who won promotion to the Premier League with Fulham last term.
The 27-year-old made 30 appearances for the Cottagers last season, helping Scott Parker’s side make an immediate return to the Premier League via the Championship play-offs.
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But the right-back now looks set to join Forest, as Sabri Lamouchi looks to replace Matty Cash following the full-back’s recent £16million move to Aston Villa.
Football Insider have now provided fresh details on Christie’s impending move to the City Ground, with BBC Radio Nottingham failing to reveal whether he’ll be arriving on a permanent basis or on a loan deal.
They claim that Christie will be joining Forest on loan from Craven Cottage, with a medical set to take place before the weekend.
It remains to be seen whether Forest will have an option to buy Christie at the end of his loan spell, with the Reds including the option to do so when recently signing Luke Freeman on loan from Sheffield United.
It wouldn’t surprise me if Forest do sign Christie on a loan-to-buy basis – that seems to be a safe option.
Christie only has one year left on his contract at Craven Cottage, so there is every chance that Forest could get him for a cut-price.
They already have Jordan Gabriel, Tendayi Darikwa and Carl Jenkinson at the club, but Christie is a player who knows how to win promotion.