Nottingham Forest are reportedly interested in signing Blackpool forward Jerry Yates, according to Football Insider.
Yates has been in fine form for Blackpool in League One this season, after joining the club on a permanent deal from Rotherham United in the summer.
The 24-year-old has scored 16 goals in 40 appearances across all competitions – 14 of those goals have come in 33 League One outings.
Football Insider claim that Yates is attracting glances from Forest, Blackburn Rovers and Bristol City, though, with the forward said to be valued at a price of around £2million.
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Chris Hughton will be keen to bolster Forest’s attacking options this summer. The Reds have scored 30 goals in 38 Championship matches this season, and Lewis Grabban, Lyle Taylor and Glenn Murray are all aged 30 or over.
With Murray set to be out of contract at the end of the season, there could be scope to bring in a younger, up and coming striker in Yates this summer.
Here, we take a Forest fans’ reactions to the speculation linking the Reds with a move for Jerry Yates…
We need to start looking more into the English market instead of looking abroad all the time
— Kieran (@KieranParker29_) March 24, 2021
Hope this isnt just interest,lets get more young talent to the club #NFFC
— Jack Inger (@JackInger_) March 24, 2021
Please tell be hes better than Ryan
— Kyle Locklin (@kylelocklin) March 24, 2021
Yes get him
— savo (@AidenSavo) March 24, 2021
Finally a young striker
— J☔️ (@champagneuzi) March 24, 2021
Hopefully this Yates will actually be decent. 👀 https://t.co/kwUcyFa615
— Ben (@BenNFFC2002) March 24, 2021
— CB (@Chris78901) March 24, 2021