Nottingham Forest striker Luke McCormick is on trial at Levante, according to the print edition of the Daily Mirror (17th April 2018, page 49).
The Daily Mirror’s gossip column is reporting that McCormick has flown out to Spain to start a trial with La Liga side Levante, ahead of a potential move this summer.
McCormick currently plays in Nottingham Forest’s youth teams and is yet to make his first team debut, which has perhaps convinced him to look elsewhere for the next step of his career.
Forest are renowned for bringing through upcoming talent from the youth systems with recent graduates including first team stars Matty Cash, Ben Osborn, Ben Brereton, Joe Worrall and Jordan Smith.
But with his first team chances looking slim, McCormick is looking elsewhere.
The 18-year-old plays predominantly as an attacking midfielder and he is a versatile option who can play across the attacking midfield line.
He is also able to operate as a centre forward.
Levante, who are based in Valencia, are currently in a relegation battle as they sit in 17th place in the Spanish top tier.
However, with five points separating them from 18th-placed Deportivo, it looks like they could be playing La Liga football again next year.
Luke McCormick does not appear to be close to getting game time at Nottingham Forest so a move away could be for the best. The 18-year-old has decided to pursue his career overseas and, if he impresses, he has the chance to play in one of Europe’s top leagues next season. A trial period works best for both parties before any move because it gives the player a chance to assess his potential new team and Levante can run the rule over McCormick’s ability too.
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