Nottingham Forest are set to reignite their interest in Olympiacos striker Hugo Cuypers when the January transfer window reopens, according to Greek outlet SDNA.
The 22-year-old is currently on loan in France with AJ Ajaccio and his three goals in two games have sparked ‘intense rumours’ regarding interest from Forest.
If the Reds are to bolster one area in January it will probably be in attack. Lewis Grabban and Rafa Mir are currently the only two striking options for boss Sabri Lamouchi to choose from.
Cuypers would be yet another unknown quantity for the Reds should they make a January swoop. The fact that so many of Forest’s summer signings have made an impact, however, should ease any fears from supporters.
The frontman has four caps for the Belgium under-19 outfit and he would be a fairly low-risk signing should Forest choose to take a gamble.
His two goals for Ajaccio in a recent win over Le Mans helped his temporary side to a 4-2 victory; with Cuypers showcasing a breathtaking ruthless streak in claiming his brace.
Seat Pitch Summary – Cuypers a risk well worth taking
Forest proved in the summer that there is some value to be had in shopping in the European market for players.
Samba Sow, Brice Samba, Alfa Semedo and Yuri Ribeiro have all come into the club and taken to life in England with aplomb.
Cuypers clearly knows where the net is and essentially all Forest need is a backup striker for hotshot Grabban.
It would seem silly for Forest to spend millions of pounds on a player during January when the market is inflated anyway and the Belgian would certainly be a wise signing.
His all-action style of play would give Forest a similar option to Grabban from the bench. Target man Mir has struggled to get going at Forest and it is probably due to him not really suiting Lamouchi’s style.