Nottingham Forest have made an official offer for Boavista right-back Reggie Cannon as Chris Hughton looks to bolster his squad for the 2021/22 campaign, according to 90min.
A string of full-backs have left the club this summer while Carl Jenkinson appears out of favour, leaving Hughton fairly short of options on either side of his back four.
The Reds signed Arsenal’s Jordi Osei-Tutu on loan earlier this month but it seems as though they’re not done yet.
Forest’s interest in the defender was revealed by The Telegraph yesterday but 90min has now reported that Forest have made an official bid for Cannon, a 22-cap US international currently playing in the Portuguese top tier.
The value of the offer made by the East Midlands outfit is unclear but it is understood that another unnamed Championship club remain are weighing up with an offer of their own for the 23-year-old and remain in touch with his club.
A product of the Dallas Academy, Cannon joined Boavista in a multi-million move from Dallas FC last summer and still has three and a half years left on his current deal with the club.
The defender made 33 appearances for the Portuguese side last term but appears to have fallen out of favour and is yet to feature in 2021/22.
It seems Forest are pushing ahead with their pursuit of Cannon and have now made an official bid, though it’s unclear how much they’ve offered.
Hughton certainly needs more options at full-back but with Osei-Tutu arriving recently, you’d say left-back should be their top priority at the moment.
The Arsenal man was used on the left against Bournemouth and that may be where the Reds boss is looking to use him moving forward, which would allow Cannon to slot in on the right.
Should Forest sign the 23-year-old, you feel it could spell the end of Jordan Gabriel’s City Ground career because he would likely slide down to third in the pecking order at right-back and the East Midlands club may look to cash in with Blackpool and Sunderland both linked.
Other than through the first few weeks of this season, the defender has been a regular starter whether he’s been and is a relatively experienced international player but given his contract situation, you feel the Reds may have to pay more than the £2.25 million that Boavista paid for him last summer – which is certainly not cheap.