Nottingham Forest have made a solid start to the 2019/20 campaign and currently sit fifth in the Sky Bet Championship with a game in hand on their promotion rivals.

With January just around the corner, the club will be busy compiling a list of targets which they feel will help the club get over the line and secure promotion into the Premier League.

The business done in the summer was decent. Several unknown quantities arrived from various European leagues and have settled quickly in England.

The likes of Samba Sow, Alfa Semedo, Yuri Ribeiro and Brice Samba have all shown that they have what it takes to play regular football at Championship level.

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It remains to be seen whether Forest will take the same strategy in January or whether they opt for a couple of tried and tested options.

One man who looks like being offloaded by his current club when the window reopens is Leicester City star Kelechi Iheanacho.

Surplus

The Nigerian striker has badly lost his way at the King Power Stadium and according to the Bleacher Report, could leave on loan during January.

Iheanacho signed for the Foxes in 2017 for £25 million, according to BBC Sport.

 

He has netted just 12 goals and registered eight assists from 65 appearances for Leicester and hasn’t made a single league squad under Brendan Rodgers this season.

He has largely been used as a substitute during his time with both the Foxes and Manchester City but he has shown glimpses that he knows where the back of the net is.

It has to be said that landing the 23-year-old be bold and ambitious. There is every possibility that the player wouldn’t contemplate a drop down to the Championship.

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Iheanacho needs to rediscover his best form though and his next move must be one which allows him to play football.

With Lewis Grabban the only senior striker currently in the Forest ranks he would certainly get plenty of time on the pitch. During the second half of the campaign, the games come thick and fast and Iheanacho would relish the chance to play some football.

Coup

Having scored some goals during his time at City and Leicester, he should be a coup to a club in the Championship if he could be tempted into football at a lower level.

Having not featured for Leicester this season in the Premier League, it seems too risky for another top-flight club to take a chance on him.

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That could open the door for a promotion-chasing second-tier outfit to enter the race to secure a signing that could ultimately get them over the line and into the top-flight.

Iheanacho does earn £60,000-a-week (Spotrac) at Leicester and Forest would certainly need some help with his wages.

If the Foxes are serious about offloading him on loan then the Reds could certainly do a lot worse than signing the man with 23 international caps to his name.

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