Gus Poyet, who is among the favourites for the Nottingham Forest job, could bring Leeds United loan star Liam Bridcutt with him to the City Ground should he land the job, according to HITC Sport.
While currently in charge of Greek giants AEK Athens, the former Sunderland and Brighton man has announced he will be leaving the Greek capital at the end of the season.
According to the latest Sky Bet odds, the Uruguayan is second favourite for the Reds job behind Forest legend and current Republic of Ireland boss Martin O’Neil.
Now, the report claims that he could bring Scottish international Bridcutt with him should he land the job in Nottinghamshire over the course of the summer.
Having brought the 26-year old midfielder with him to Wearside upon his Seagulls departure, the former Chelsea and Spurs midfielder is clearly a big fan.
He’s previously waxed lyrical about his talents, even going as far as to say he would sign him for Real Madrid should he have coached with Spanish juggernauts.
‘If I was coach of Real I would take him because he deserves to go to the highest level’, said the 48-year old in 2013.
‘As a holding midfielder, there is no better player in the division. So he is quite expensive.’
Bridcutt moved to Elland Road on loan earlier this season and has been a top performer within their engine room, though injury has recently prevented him from playing as regularly.
Such is the nature of his form in Yorkshire, he forced his way back into the Scottish national reckoning after spending years in the proverbial international wilderness.
Though the Reds are currently the subject of a transfer embargo, recent reports suggest they are set to come out of it.
Paul Williams was handed the reins following the sacking of Dougie Freedman that saw the club alarmingly slip down the table amid the financial turmoil.
They currently sit nine points above the drop zone with three games remaining, facing a trip to the capital to play fellow strugglers Fulham on Saturday.
Has Bridcutt found his form again? Could he and Poyet turn Forest around?