Nottingham Forest manager Martin O’Neill will have his summer transfer strategy in full swing, as he looks to form a playing squad capable of mounting a serious top-six challenge in the Championship next season.
With such a large squad to assess, O’Neill will need to move quickly to finalise his transfer incomings and outgoings and amongst the decisions ahead of him a move to re-sign defender Molla Wague may be something he considers, after the 28-year-old returned to parent club Udinese, on completion of his half-season loan.
So should Forest look to re-sign Wague?
“Absolutely they should sign him. Forest’s defensive record improved with him in the side and he worked well with Jack Robinson and Alexander Milosevic.
“On top of that he scored goals too, and that could offer Forest an extra dimension in attack next season.
“Forest need some consistency in their squad, both in terms of performances and in personnel. Molla Wague would serve both of these needs and therefore Forest should do all they can to win the race for his signature.”
“I don’t think it should be a priority.
“O’Neill seems to have quite a clear of idea regarding which players he wants at Forest next season, and he would have made more of an effort to keep Wague if he was among them.
“Forest need a fresh start next season, and losing Wague is not a massive loss.”
“I don’t think it’s essential.
“Alex Milosevic and Yoan Benalouane look like much better options to me so they would be my priority.
“Perhaps if there is some cash left over around August time, then move for Wague, if not though I would leave it be.”
“It wouldn’t be a bad idea.
“Wague seemed to settle in pretty well when he arrived at The City Ground, proving a solid addition to Forest’s line-up, and with him being out of contract this summer, it could be an attractive move for Forest financially as well.
“They could have to move quickly however, with teams elsewhere already being linked with a move for him.”
“No, there are better out there.
“He had decent impact, bagged a couple of goals, but Forest will have to watch costs.
“They spent a lot last season and we all know that big outlays can lead to trouble.
“Sheff Weds and QPR are warnings to be heeded. Keep the transfers simple this summer.”