Nottingham Forest are interested in signing Guillaume Hoarau during the January transfer window, according to Swiss publication Nau.

The 35-year-old talisman is currently playing for Young Boys where his goalscoring record is nothing short of phenomenal.

His 116 goals in 176 appearances make him a natural-born finisher and he could be on the move to England during the mid-season transfer window.

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Earlier in his career, the man with five France caps scored 57 goals for Paris Saint-Germain, whilst he has also spent time in China.

The player’s advisor Michael Urscheler has told Neu that the interest is there from Forest, although nothing has been signed just yet.

Hoarau is looking for a new challenge after falling down the pecking order at Young Boys. Talented youngster Jean-Pierre Nsame is currently the first-choice talisman and that has forced the experienced performer out.

Nottingham Forest News – Short-term fix but might be ideal

At 35, Hoarau is hardly going to be given a three-year deal at the City Ground. In the here and now, however, he could well do a job for the Reds.

Forest shouldn’t be hell-bent on spending massive money when Lewis Grabban is more than capable of scoring plenty of goals.

Hoarau might relish the challenge and if he gets into his stride he could put some goals on the board.

His record speaks for itself, albeit in France and Switzerland but scoring goals is a knack.

Nothing is done and dusted just yet but a short-term deal for Hoarau might prove a shrewd move by the Reds.

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Rafa Mir has looked out of sorts since arriving on loan from Wolves. As a result, the Reds might choose to add Hoarau and pursue a more proven Championship striker too.

It could be a busy transfer window for the Reds and Hoarau looks like being just one of many names linked with the club during the next couple of months.

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