Premier League outfit Brighton & Hove Albion look set to allow the 36-year-old to leave this month. The experienced striker has struggled to get as much first-team action under the management of Graham Potter.
Sabri Lamouchi has made it clear that he’s looking to strengthen his attacking options. He has had to rely on Lewis Grabban to supply the goals so far this season in the Championship.
The Reds have already been linked with a host of strikers so far this month. The likes of Billy Sharp, Eddie Nketiah and Dwight Gayle have all been linked with a move to the City Ground.
According to The Sun though, it is Murray who seems to be closest to making a move to Nottingham out of all the strikers who have been linked so far.
It is no surprise that the Reds are interested in the 36-year-old. His record in the Championship certainly isn’t something to be sniffed at. He has scored 64 goals in 143 appearances in the second tier.
The Reds are currently sat fourth in the Championship, just nine points off Leeds United and West Bromwich Albion. They have the opportunity to consolidate their place in the play-offs against Reading on Saturday.
Lamouchi will be hoping that reinforcements in January can help the Reds push on. It’s imperative that they sign another striker to take the pressure of Grabban.
Some Nottingham Forest fans have been reacting on Twitter to the Reds stepping up their interest in Murray:
I personally think kodija and Murray would be two excellent signings two different options who are both more than capable of finding the net in this division #NFFC
— lucas wheat (@lucaswheat) January 10, 2020
Murray would be a good signing for us wonder if it would be a loan or permanent signing
— Kieran (@KieranNffc29) January 9, 2020
Glen Murray scored 13 last year & 12 the year before, in the Premier league. If anyone thinks he would be a bad signing, or compares him to Daryl Murphy, then football really isn’t for you #nffc
— Liam Devlin (@Ldevlin24) January 9, 2020
Murray would do a job for us fact. Know he’s old, we know he’s not going to be first choice over LG but he scores big goal in this league. He’ll be a Plan B, something we currently don’t have. Modern day pro, won’t break the bank on a short term contract. My no 1 target #nffc
— Josh Bradshaw (@Josh_uaBradshaw) January 9, 2020
Don’t care what other people think Murray will bag goals for fun #NFFC
— Owen (@NFFC_owen) January 9, 2020
Hope #nffc manage to bring Glenn Murray in. Could still play in the Premier League and you know what you’re going to get from him. Ideal man to help until the end of the season
— Wayne Smith (@waynosmith) January 9, 2020