Nottingham Forest are interested in signing NAC Breda forward Sydney van Hooijdonk, according to Sky Sports’ Transfer Centre (04/12, 18:06).
The Reds are likely to address their goalscoring problems in January, having scored only nine goals in the Championship thus far this season.
Lyle Taylor is their leading goalscorer with four goals, whilst Lewis Grabban is yet to open his goalscoring account this season having been injured.
Van Hooijdonk is reportedly attracting interest from Forest, Sheffield Wednesday and Swansea City after an impressive start to the campaign.
The 20-year-old has scored eight goals in 12 appearances for Breda this season, and has been in fine form for the Dutch club.
His contract expires at the end of the season, though, meaning that he will be free to speak to clubs in the January transfer window.
Sydney’s father, Pierre van Hooijdonk, scored 41 goals in only 77 games for Forest in his playing days, so it would be an interesting addition for more than one reason.
Here, we take a look at Forest fans’ reactions to this emerging transfer news…
Got a good strike on him 😬
— Dave Ball (@d_p_ball) December 5, 2020
Deary me,that's one scab that really doesn't need picking, we have enough problems has it is without giving is dad a platform to keep having a pop,not saying the boy would be trouble like his father but certainly comes with far to much negative baggage that's just not needed, 🙄
— RobboTheRed (@Robbothered1) December 5, 2020
Never gonna happen.forest veey rarely sign young players with potential..we normally sign no marks, journeymen or players way past their best
— Deano7312 (@12bw1312) December 5, 2020
As long as he's a striking resemblance but not a striking resemblance 👍
— nffc_stix (@NickolaiTheRed) December 5, 2020
— Kieran (got ps5 btw) (@kn_1865) December 5, 2020
So long as they don’t let his dad anywhere near the ground!
— Warren Allsworth (@warrenallsworth) December 5, 2020
Be nice to sign a young hungry player. Hope if we do get him he doesn't do a daddy n go on strike.
— Dean ricci ashley (@Ricci101) December 5, 2020
How would his dad feel about him coming to forest…. Would be great to get someone young in
— Andrew Chard (@Chardgrills) December 5, 2020
8 in 12 and is young and on a free?! Oh go on then https://t.co/yCftiB9jjj
— Jack (@JackElliott) December 5, 2020
Would take Dad at this rate. https://t.co/NXwrnQBoT1
— Tom Jacobs (@TomJacobs93) December 5, 2020