Nottingham Forest have made a move for Guingamp striker Matthias Phaëton, according to Foot Mercato.
The Reds have had a difficult start to the season and sit bottom of the Championship with no points, having scored just three goals so far.
Chris Hughton’s three strikers, Lyle Taylor, Lewis Grabban, and Nuno Da Costa, have found the net just once between them in the 2021/22 campaign but it seems Forest are keen to add some more firepower before the end of the transfer window.
Foot Mercato has reported that the Reds are battling Ligue 1 side Angers for Phaëton and have already made contact with Guingamp over a deal for the 21-year-old.
The forward has two years left on his deal with the French club and it is understood the end of the window could be eventful.
Phaëton was a bit-part player for Guingamp last term, scoring three times in 27 Ligue 2 appearances and featuring on both flanks as well as through the middle.
He has made six appearances in total for Guadeloupe and after scoring three times in the Gold Cup over the summer, has already bagged his first Ligue 2 goal of the 2021/22 campaign.
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While this signing is one that could pay dividends in the future, you feel Forest fans would want to be adding attacking players that can improve their side now.
Their strikers have scored just once in the first few weeks of the window and the 21-year-old’s goal record in his career so far does little to suggest he is the answer to that problem.
You’d question whether with the likes of Joe Lolley, Brennan Johnson, Alex Mighten, and Phillip Zinckernagel at the club, signing a player that has mostly featured out wide is a priority.
It’s been a very quiet window by Forest’s standards and you’d expect them to be busy over the next few days.
Whether that can help Hughton turn things around remains to be seen.