Nottingham Forest could be interested in signing 18-year-old midfielder Jock Curran from League Two side Grimsby Town, journalist Alan Biggs has reported.
Curran enjoyed an impressive campaign with Grimsby’s youth team last season, helping them to the North East Youth Alliance League title, which saw Curran – along with strikers Brandon Buckley and Rumarn Burrell – subsequently offered a professional contract by the Mariners.
Burrell has since gone onto join Middlesbrough, and it now seems that Curran too could be heading to a Championship side, with Forest said to be interested in a move for the midfielder.
If Curran does indeed move to The City Ground, he will not be the first in his family to have played for Forest, with his father, Terry Curran, who made 48 appearances and scored 12 goals for the club during a two-year spell with the Midlands side between 1975 and 1977, a former Red.
Although Curran has yet to make his senior debut, he was named among Grimsby’s substitutes for the final four games of Grimsby’s League Two campaign last season.
You can certainly see this move being one that would tempt Curran.
For starters, the chance to step up two divisions, and to a club the size of Forest no less, is likely to be incredibly tempting for the 18-year-old, as he looks to further his career to its maximum potential.
The opportunity to play for the same club as his dad also gives this possible transfer something of a sentimental backstory that could increase Forest’s chances of getting this move over the line.
It will be interesting to see just how far this potential transfer goes, although with Curran already showing promising signs at Grimsby, it does seem to be one that could benefit all parties involved.