Coventry City defender Sam McCallum has told the Coventry Telegraph that he is ‘flattered’ by the reported interest in his services; with Nottingham Forest one of a host of club credited with an interest.
The Reds won’t be alone in holding a desire to sign the player. Leeds United, Aston Villa, Huddersfield Town and West Brom are also cited in the report as being keen on landing McCallum.
McCallum has excelled for the Sky Blues this season. The highly-rated left-back has played 10 games in Mark Robins’ team and has been speaking regarding the reported interest.
The 19-year-old told the Coventry Telegraph: “It’s flattering and shows I must be doing something right. It’s always nice to hear but I just want to do well for Coventry.
“I have been aware of it but the gaffer has been keeping my feet on the ground and keeping my head at Coventry. He just wants to keep my head down and progress at Coventry.”
The Sky Blues ace is a product of Jamie Vardy’s V9 Academy, earning a deal with Coventry in the summer of 2018.
He is now a firmly established member of Robins’ starting eleven, keeping the equally brilliant Brandon Mason out of the team.
Nottingham Forest News view – Could McCallum’s potential make him perfect Robinson successor?
Right now Forest have a very healthy pair of left-backs in Jack Robinson and Yuri Ribeiro.
Former Liverpool trainee Robinson is out of contract next summer, however, and Sabri Lamouchi has shown that he is not afraid to be ruthless during his short time in charge of the club.
Ribeiro is the number one left-back at the moment. If Robinson continues playing second fiddle it’s not completely unrealistic that he could leave in the summer.
That could open the door for Forest to spend some money and McCallum looks set for a really big future.
Quick, strong in the tackle and decent on the attacking side of things would make him a stunning addition for the Reds.
McCallum would complement a squad which already boasts lots of energy. He wouldn’t come on the cheap but McCallum could prove to be worth every penny in the long-term.