Nottingham Forest are interested in signing Brighton & Hove Albion striker Glenn Murray, according to The Sun on Sunday (Page 63, 12/01/20).
According to The Sun on Sunday, the Seagulls will allow the 36-year-old to leave the AMEX Stadium this month. The Reds aren’t the only side believed to be interested, with Premier League outfit Newcastle United also said to be monitoring the situation.
The Seagulls are understood to be willing to allow Murray to join the Reds, or any other Championship side, on a free transfer. However, if he was to join a Premier League side, they’d want a transfer fee of £500,000.
Murray might be tempted to drop down to the Championship in search of more regular first-team football. The 36-year-old is said to want an 18-month contract, but the Reds would prefer a six-month loan deal.
There’s no doubt that Sabri Lamouchi needs to add a striker to his squad this month. The Reds have been far too reliant on the goals of Lewis Grabban this season.
Yesterday’s game against Reading was another example of why they need attacking reinforcements. Lamouchi didn’t have many options to bring off-the-bench who were capable of winning the game.
Murray’s goalscoring record in the Championship suggests that he could do well at the City Ground. He has scored 64 goals in 143 appearances in the second tier.
If they could secure his services on a free transfer, then there’s no doubt that it would be a superb bit of business.
The Reds aren’t back in action until next Sunday against Luton Town. They’ll be hoping that they can strike a deal this week so Murray can be involved against the Hatters.