Nottingham Forest are ‘watching’ Standard Liège striker Renaud Emond, according to The Sun

The January transfer window is drawing ever closer and the Reds are seemingly lining up targets.

It will be Sabri Lamouchi’s first full transfer window as the club’s manager following Martin O’Neill’s surprising dismissal in the summer. It remains unknown just how much of a say he has though, with Kyriakos Dourekas operating as the club’s Director of Football.

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Much of the speculation regarding the Reds might focus on incomings and the need for a striker. The Reds have been far too reliant on Lewis Grabban so far, with the 31-year-old already having netted 10 goals this season.

The City Ground outfit certainly need to bolster their ranks in a bid to keep pace at top of the Championship. They’ve failed to win their last three games and are at risk of falling out of the play-offs.

One player who the Reds are already looking at is Standard Liège striker Renaud Emond.

Threat

According to The Sun, the Reds are ‘watching’ the striker’, who has struck seven goals in 18 appearances for the Belgian First Division side this season.

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The report adds that the Reds have been ‘watching’ him in the view to making a bid in January. It’ll certainly be interesting to see whether they do ramp up their interest.

It’s extraordinarily unlikely that Emond – who’s 27-years-old – would come in and replace Grabban in the starting line-up. Given that he’s unproven in English football, it may take him some time to settle in.

That being said, Emond wouldn’t be signed as one for the future. He’s old enough to suggest that he’d go straight into Sabri Lamouchi’s senior squad.

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His form has certainly caught the eye of clubs across Europe. Liège have stated that they’d consider offers of around £3 million for the striker.

Both Norwich City and Leeds United are also said to be monitoring his situation.

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