Nottingham Forest could reportedly make a move for Newcastle United striker Dwight Gayle in the January transfer window.
The Reds have made a fantastic start to the season and are currently second in the Championship, only behind league leaders West Bromwich Albion on goal difference.
That strong form has been led by the goals of forward Lewis Grabban, who is Forest’s leading goalscorer and has found the net five times already this season.
Should Nottingham Forest move for Dwight Gayle in January?
However, Sabri Lamouchi looks slightly short of striking options outside the 31-year-old, with Wolves loanee Rafa Mir his only other real option.
That is an issue that it appears the club will look to address in January as, according to The Athletic journalist Paul Taylor, the Reds will make signing a striker a priority when the transfer window opens.
In a Q&A for The Athletic, Taylor revealed that the club had tried very hard to sign another striker in the summer but were unable to get it done.
It is understood that the Reds pushed hard for Gayle in the summer and will look to sign the Newcastle striker once again in January as the 30-year-old will be toward the top of their list of targets.
They may face some competition, however, as it has been reported that West Brom may also look to sign Gayle in January.
The forward has an excellent record in the Championship–having scored 59 goals in 100 appearances in the division.
Gayle would be a fantastic signing for the Reds, if they can get it done.
Forest have made an excellent start to the season but the lack of support for Grabban is certainly an issue, so making a new striker a priority looks like a smart plan.
Gayle was phenomenal for the Baggies last season, scoring 24 goals and helping them qualify for the play-offs, so he would certainly improve Lamouchi’s squad.
The 30-year-old is yet to feature for Newcastle this season and so it looks as if he could depart the club in January–it will be interesting to see where he goes should he leave.