Nottingham Forest are reportedly continuing in their pursuit of Liverpool winger Sheyi Ojo as Aitor Karanka looks to bolster his attacking options even further, according to the Nottingham Post.
The Reds got off to a respectable start as they drew 1-1 away to fellow promotion hopefuls Bristol City with surviving member of last season Daryl Murphy heading home the equaliser.
Forest have already brought in Joao Carvalho, Gil Dias and Diogo Goncalves who can all play on the wing as well as in a variety of attacking positions.
But having sold Barrie McKay to Swansea as well as loaning out Jorge Grant and releasing Lewis Walters Karanka’s desire to strengthen the area is understandable.
Ojo spent last season on loan at Fulham as the Whites won promotion to the Premier League via the playoffs.
He made 22 appearances whilst at Craven Cottage, scoring four goals and assisting two more.
So would he be a good signing for Forest?
I don’t know if they need him.
Ojo has talent and knows the league but it’s hard to see where exactly he plays for the Reds.
He needs minutes first and foremost.
He’s a good signing for any club, but is there room at Forest? I was excited by their business early doors, but now they seem to just be casting the net wider and grabbing anyone they can.
Ojo is a good player and, of course, he adds value wherever he goes, but only if he fits your current squad and fills a need. If he’s being coveted for the sake of it, nobody is going to wind up happy.
As if Forest haven’t spent enough this summer, they want more.
If my memory serves me correct, £10million is the magic number for Ojo to sign for Forest.
He would be a dynamic outlet for Aitor Karanka’s side and a creative outlet that would only enhance what they have assembled.
Forest are overloading with talent in the final third, and this would represent another strong addition.
Ojo has plenty of potential and Karanka could be the manager to get that best out of him.