Wolverhampton Wanderers striker Leo Bonatini has this evening emerged as a loan target for Nottingham Forest, according to Nottinghamshire Live.

The Brazilian striker netted 12 goals for Wolves last season as they romped to the Championship title.

During Wolves’ maiden campaign back in the Premier League, the talisman has struggled for game time and hasn’t played since a 3-2 defeat to Tottenham back in November.

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The 24-year-old was signed by Wolves prior to the 2017/18 campaign from Al-Hilal in Saudi Arabia

Bonatini had his entire goal haul by Christmas last season and has struggled to make his mark since.

A loan spell away from Molineux could be just the tonic for Bonatini; with the striker quite clearly in need of a move to regain some confidence.

Having failed to make any of Nuno Espírito Santo’s last three squads his days at Wolves look to be numbered.

Forest boss Martin O’Neill recently said that he would like to add a striker to his squad, according to Nottinghamshire Live.

The Reds have Lewis Grabban and Daryl Murphy vying for a place up front; whilst Iranian international Karim Ansarifard is unproven in English football.

At the moment one injury or suspension would leave the Reds desperately short in attack and it seems a logical decision to pursue a striker on deadline day.

Bonatini is familiar playing as a lone striker or in a two and his versatility could prove a useful attribute.

Forest have added just one new recruit to their ranks so far this month and that could mean a busy deadline day for the Reds.

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