Nottingham Forest are keen on keeping Philip Zinckernagel at the club beyond this season.
The Watford loanee scored the winning goal on Tuesday night to secure a massive three points in their hunt for an automatic promotion place.
A 1-0 win away to Fulham has brought Steve Cooper’s side within three points of 2nd place Bournemouth with only three games left in the regular season.
But, according to the Watford Observer, the Reds are keen on keeping the midfielder at the club next season.
The Dane now has 13 goal contributions for Cooper’s side in the Championship this campaign.
Zinckernagel has been a key player since the Forest manager’s arrival in September.
A decision over any agreement will not be made until the summer, but Forest have expressed their interest in keeping the 27-year old at the City Ground beyond the season.
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With six goals and seven assists, it is clear that the player has benefitted massively from his spell with Forest, so it could be deemed that he still has a future at Vicarage Road.
Watford are all but relegated from the Premier League, so will be competing in the second tier next season without a miracle.
But Forest now have a very good chance of earning promotion to the top flight for the first time in over 20 years.
Up next for the Reds is the visit of Swansea City on April 30.
Watford’s impending relegation could be a stumbling block to any potential move, if the Hornets decide they see value in his Championship experience.
But his performances this season with Forest indicate that he could even be a useful Premier League player, should the team earn promotion.
Regardless, the Dane has flourished under Cooper and it would be the best step in his career to continue working under him at the City Ground.
Time will tell whether a move can be completed, with both side’s fate yet to be sealed for next season which could play a decisive role for where Zinckernagel plays next term.