Nottingham Forest boss Aitor Karanka looks set to be handed a hefty transfer kitty this summer as the club looks to flex their ambition ahead of a promotion push next season.
The last few years have seen the Reds regress on the pitch but now the club is in better hands in the boardroom the 2018/19 campaign could be the year when Forest finally move forward as a football club.
Despite the Spanish boss getting a big budget to spend this summer it is vitally important that the boss spends it wisely, especially given some of Forest’s failed transfer dealings during previous transfer windows.
One of Forest’s big problems last season was scoring goals and signing a striker or two must be an immediate priority for Karanka if he is to ensure the next campaign has a more positive outcome than the last.
The Reds have been linked with a plethora of strikers already this summer but one man who they might like to consider is Sheffield Wednesday talisman Jordan Rhodes.
Although Rhodes only netted five goals for the Owls last season, he did spend a large part of the season on the fringes, making appearances as a substitute rather than starting games and a fresh start could be ideal for the player.
The 28-year-old probably wouldn’t come cheap for Forest but it could be a move worth pursuing for Karanka, especially considering it was the Scotland international who scored some crucial goals in Middlesbrough’s promotion winning season under the current Reds’ boss back during the 2015/16.
Rhodes might have performed way below his usual prolific standards last season but given the barren spells of current Reds strikers Daryl Murphy, Apostolos Vellios and Ben Brereton, the Wednesday man would still represent a risk worth taking for Forest this summer.
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