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Nottingham Forest forward edging closer to joining EFL side

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Nottingham Forest striker Tyler Walker is on the verge of a move to League Two Mansfield Town, according to the Nottingham Post.

Whilst it is uncertain whether the move will be a loan or permanent deal, he is set to become the highest paid player in the division, according to the report. Ambitious Lincoln City were also on his tail, but the Stags look closest to capturing the forward.

He spent time on loan last season with Bolton Wanderers in the Championship and his arrival at Field Mill will be a huge shock to those who follow the lower leagues.

Walker is still contracted to Forest until 2021 and even scored four times for them last season before his switch to Bolton.

He’s the son of former Forest legend Des Walker and has been at Forest since the age since a young age.

Mansfield manager David Flitcroft was quizzed about Walker earlier in the week, but he refused to be drawn, admitting only that he admired the player when Mark Warburton was at Forest.

The Verdict

Wow, this is a surprise. Tyler Walker was surely primed for a League One move at worst, but Mansfield Town must be pulling out all the stops.

It is surprising that a club who have only got three sides to their ground can afford such an illustrious player at this level, but they’re clearly going for broke this season.

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