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Julien Ngoy to Nottingham Forest: What do we know so far? Is it likely to happen?

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Chris Hughton is likely to want to strengthen his attacking options at Nottingham Forest before the end of the transfer window.

The Reds were amongst the lowest scorers in the Championship last season and have started this campaign with four defeats from four.

For a club who have struggled to bring in players this summer, Forest are continuously linked with players from all over the globe.

The latest reports have linked Julien Ngoy with a move to the City Ground, with a week to go until the window slams shut…

What do we know so far?

The Sunday Mirror (page 67) claims that Forest are rivalling Blackpool in the race to land Julien Ngoy’s signature.

Ngoy joined KAS Eupen from Stoke City last summer, having failed to make an impact at the bet365 Stadium during his time in Staffordshire.

The 23-year-old made only nine first-team appearances for Stoke and left to join Eupen last summer, having had spells on loan at Walsall and Grasshopper.

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Ngoy has scored eight goals in 40 appearances for the club since joining, with six of those goals coming in 32 appearances last term.

The Belgian has started this season in fine form, scoring twice in five Pro League appearances, and is now beginning to attract interest.

Is it likely to happen?

A new striker is likely to be on Chris Hughton’s wishlist before the window closes, but at the moment, it isn’t the biggest priority.

Gaetan Bong is currently Forest’s only recognised senior option at left-back, despite having been told to leave the club earlier this summer.

There is also a lack of depth at right-back, with Jordi Osei-Tutu expected to be out for several weeks due to a hamstring injury, and Carl Jenkinson not being considered for selection by Hughton.

If they do look to add to the striking department, it remains to be seen whether Ngoy is viewed as the man to solve their goalscoring woes.

If you look at his goal record, Ngoy has never really been prolific, even now in Belgium in what is probably the best spell of his career to date.

Hughton is likely to have his targets, and you have to question whether, on their day, Ngoy is better than Lewis Grabban and Lyle Taylor.


Nottingham-based journalist who regularly covers Nottingham Forest home and away.

ScoopDragon Football News Network

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