Nottingham Forest are among a host of Championship clubs including Leeds and QPR in the race for Scunthorpe midfielder Funso Ojo, according to the Daily Mirror [live blog entry 12:17].
The 26-year-old has been in fine form for the Iron this season and it seems that new Forest boss Aitor Karanka has earmarked the Belgian star as a potential addition.
Would Ojo be a good signing for Forest?
Ojo has been a regular for Scunthorpe this season, and with Karanka clearly looking to strengthen his midfield options, this could be a shrewd move.
The likes of Adam Clayton and Grant Leadbitter have been linked, but Ojo would undoubtedly be a cheaper option for Forest.
Go for it.
Forest are in need of midfield reinforcements, and Ojo has impressed at Scunthorpe this season.
Whether the player is good enough to help Forest to promotion next season remains to be seen, and perhaps the player needs to finish the season in League One before he does enough to convince second tier managers he is good enough to step up.
Karanka clearly wants to add to his midfield options.
The likes of Adam Clayton have been mentioned this month but so far Forest haven’t signed anyone under Karanka.
Ojo is a different type of player to Clayton but still a central midfielder and so he could be a good signing.
There’s no doubt that Forest need a midfielder in the coming days.
Ojo is the sort of player they should be looking for although it would be a step down from Adam Clayton who has also interested the Reds.
Either way, Karanka is clearly on the lookout for a defensive midfielder and if he thinks Ojo is the man then fans should trust him.
Adam Clayton is clearly the top target and anyone else coming in in midfield would be an admission of defeat and lowering their sights.
Ojo looks a lot more realistic but wouldn’t get Forest fans excited in the same way.