Nottingham Forest added 12 players to their ranks during the summer months and preparations will be well underway in identifying targets for the January transfer window.

With Jose Anigo overseeing international recruitment following his appointment last month, Forest could welcome some more arrivals from the European market once again.

Samba Sow, Yuri Ribeiro, Tiago Silva and Brice Samba have all had a sizeable impact on the team so far this season, having arrived from various European leagues.

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Despite not being in his role long, Anigo appears to have wasted little time in getting to work watching various teams and players throughout the continent.

According to Actufoot, Anigo was back at one of his former clubs on Saturday as he oversaw a defeat for Marseille Reserves against RC Grasse.

The report claims that after the game he was spotted chatting to highly-rated Jores Rahou following the contest.


The midfielder has been on the books with the French giants since he was seven-years-old and only recently turned 17.

In Septemeber, Rahou was voted as the best young person at the Marseille training centre and is thought to be an attacking player, according to the club’s official website.

Limited options

Given his age, it seems unlikely that the Reds would sign the attacking outlet to make an immediate impact.

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With Forest not overly blessed with forward options, Rahou might be an ideal arrival as a backup but surely it would be too much of a risk to throw him straight into first-team action.

Boss Sabri Lamouchi has shown that he isn’t fazed by throwing younger players in, however, and that could have an impact on any potential deal.

The report in Actufoot doesn’t suggest Forest are interested in securing Rahou at this stage, although it does seem intriguing that Anigo had a chat with him following the weekend’s game.

It will very much be a case of watch this space with Rahou once the January window does reopen.

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