Nottingham Forest are interested in signing Accrington Stanley forward Dion Charles, according to the Athletic.
The 25-year-old has been in superb form for Accrington this season, scoring 19 goals in 41 League One appearances.
The Northern Ireland international – who has scored 20 goals in 48 games across all competitions this term – also made his international debut earlier this season.
Charles is out of contract at the end of the season, but Stanley are likely to activate their option to extend his deal by a further 12 months.
According to the Athletic, though, Charles is on the Reds’ radar ahead of the summer transfer window, with Chris Hughton likely to want to bolster his attacking options this summer.
Forest have scored only 36 goals in 45 Championship matches this season and their leading goalscorer is Lewis Grabban with six goals to his name, with Glenn Murray and Lyle Taylor struggling for goals on a consistent basis this term.
Here, we take a look at Forest fans’ reactions to the links with this League One hotshot…
Lots too like Chris. Just looking at him, Yates & Humphrys I think he could be the best fit.
— Grant (@Grantnffc1) May 7, 2021
Looks quite good in a front 2
— 5 (@735_X5) May 7, 2021
I do find the links so far quite refreshing, to be honest.
— Lee Clarke (@Clarkey_No1) May 7, 2021
Weird turn of events, I actually played for the same team as his bro when I was younger and Dion was always known as a good player around the team, would be nice to see this happen!
— ᛒᚱᚨᛞᛚᛖᚢ (@Bvsnffcsg01) May 7, 2021
Be a interesting summer I think of ins and outs as he sorts a squad he wants although definitely need a 20 plus goalscorer or 2 and given his record in the championship feel next season may be a good one fingers crossed good start make city ground games ours COYRS 😎
— phil whitaker (@phillycurlywigs) May 7, 2021
Exactly what we need, stop wasting money on premier league dross… players who are ambitious and will work hard #nffc
— Joe Kingsland (@JoeKingsland) May 7, 2021
Six or seven new signings is what’s needed. Very happy with the type of player we’re being linked with – proven themselves and excelled at a slightly lower level, will be hungry and determined to thrive with a better opportunity. Here’s hoping we get back on track this year #nffc https://t.co/T3NXjtnEOf
— CB (@Chris78901) May 7, 2021