Nottingham Forest are considering making a move for Southampton striker Che Adams and Brighton and Hove Albion forward Glenn Murray, as they look to bolster their attacking options, according to the Athletic.
The Reds have been heavily reliant on Lewis Graban to lead the line for them so far this campaign, and the striker has been in good form in front of goal having netted ten goals in 21 Championship appearances so far this term, but with Wolves loanee Rafa Mir struggling to find any real form at the City Ground, Sabri Lamouchi’s side are in need strengthening up front.
Che Adams has endured a difficult start to the season since making the move from Birmingham City to Southampton in the summer, with the striker yet to open his account for the Saints having failed to score in 12 Premier League appearances, but he showed his quality last term in the Championship firing in 22 goals for the Blues in 46 games.
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Glenn Murray, meanwhile, has found his involvement for Brighton more limited than in previous season under Graham Potter, with the 36-year-old making just 11 Premier League appearances so far this term, in which he is yet to score, but the experienced forward has shown his pedigree in the Championship before and having reached double figures in the last two seasons still has plenty to offer.
Forest’s need for another option up front has become even more evident over the last few matches, with the Reds only managing to score three goals on their last four winless Championship matches, and when Grabban is not scoring the Reds struggle to find reliable scorers from elsewhere in the side.
Adams would be a useful addition for Lamouchi’s side but would perhaps need a little time to regain the confidence he had last season given he has not had the best of starts to the campaign with Southampton, but the striker offers mobility and pace to stretch opponents in behind which would offer something different for Forest.
Murray also has pedigree in the Championship, and although he is entering the latter stages of his career he still has that vital knack, a bit like Grabban, of being in the right place at the right time, and he could be the player needed to come in and add some vital extra goals to push the Reds into the play-off places.