The incoming transfers have spread delight across the City Ground so far this window, as the Reds are aiming to forget about last season’s relegation battle, and start challenging for a top half of the table spot.
Recruiting two Scottish talents in, Rangers winger Barrie McKay, and Hibernian forward Jason Cummings, Forest Boss Mark Warburton has showed a clear preference towards young Scottish players, which may lead him to send more scouts out to Scotland for potential signings.
Hearts of Midlothian’s Jamie Walker, who is valued at £638k on transfermarkt, would be a great addition at Forest, and certainly boost their attacking options.
Walker was scouted at the age of 10 by Hearts, and has stayed loyal to the club ever since.
Already making over 140 appearances for the club, the 24-year-old has quickly become a fan-favourite at the club.
The former Scotland u21, is known for his blistering pace, ability to ease past defenders, and alongside his 38 career goals for Hearts, would be a valued player for any Championship side.
Additionally, He is also a very versatile forward, which would give Warburton various options to include him in his system.
By trade he is a left winger, but is very capable on the right, and has also played in a central attacking midfield position for Hearts where he excelled.
Potentially the only thing that may hold back a move for the young Scottish winger, would be Walker’s desire to play in England.
With, Hearts being his boyhood club, he may feel too attached to the club and may never want to leave.
However, if the Reds offered a big enough contract, it would be unlikely Walker would turn down a contract that Hearts simply couldn’t afford.
Subsequently, if Warburton was able to pull of this transfer, the prospect of Forest’s forward three being Cummings, McKay and Walker, would certainly guide the Reds to a top half of the table finish, or even higher.
Forest fans… What do you think? Would you take Walker at the City Ground? Do you think he is a realistic target? Let us know in the comments below!