Nottingham Forest manager Sabri Lamouchi will already be planning for the January transfer window, with a striker likely to be high on his list of priorities. 

It wouldn’t be a surprise to see Evangelos Marinakis back the Frenchman in January, especially if the Reds are still firmly in the promotion mix.

One player who might have caught the eye of the Reds over the last few months is Peterborough United striker Ivan Toney.

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The 23-year-old is currently one of the leading scorers in the Football League, with 11 goals already to his name in League One. It’s easy to see why he is attracting so much interest from teams further up the footballing pyramid.


Peterborough’s Director of Football Barry Fry admitted that three second-tier clubs were chasing the striker in the summer. However, the Posh stood firm and retained their star player which is a decision which looks to have paid off.

Speaking to Peterborough Today in August, Fry said: “One of the clubs made three bids and the other two have made one bid each, but essentially Ivan is not for sale, unless someone offers us silly money, like £10 million.”

Peterborough only signed the 23-year-old last summer for just £500,000 from Premier League side Newcastle United.

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There’s no doubt that the Posh do have a habit for picking up quality strikers at that level on the cheap and selling them on for a huge profit.


Of course, Forest have signed a striker from Peterborough in the past in the form of Britt Assombalonga.

It’s fair to say that didn’t turn out too badly, and the Reds may be tempted to return to London Road in search of another striker in January.

Toney scored 23 goals in League One last season and looks more than capable of making the step-up to the Championship. However, he wouldn’t be available on the cheap.

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Lamouchi certainly needs more options in that area of the pitch if the Reds are going to challenge for promotion. Lewis Grabban’s place in the side is currently under no threat whatsoever.

If the Reds did sign a player of Toney’s quality, it would certainly make them more of a threat heading into the second-half of the season.

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