Nottingham Forest may have the likes of Joe Lolley, Sammy Ameobi and Albert Adomah at their disposal, but that hasn’t stopped rumours about more attacking reinforcements being targeted.
The Reds have struggled to create many chances this season. Sabri Lamouchi has made it clear that he wants to add another striker to his squad.
Although adding a striker is of high importance, signing another winger with the ability to create more chances is arguably just as important.
According to well-respected journalist Alan Nixon‘s tweet yesterday evening, the Reds are interested in signing Huddersfield Town winger Adama Diakhaby on loan.
The 23-year-old looks set to leave the John Smith’s Stadium this month. He has made 18 appearances so far this season in the Championship.
However, he has failed to find the back of the net once, and has picked up three assists.
There’s no doubt that the winger still has potential to be a threat.
Diakhaby has the ability to play on either wing or as a central attacking midfielder. He is blessed with a lot of pace, especially considering he is over six foot tall.
It remains to be seen whether Huddersfield would be willing to loan Diakhaby. Lamouchi may fancy his chances of getting the best out of him.
Former Huddersfield manager David Wagner lured Diakhaby to the John Smith’s Stadium in July 2018. He clearly rated the winger very highly.
The Terriers are understood to have paid in the region of £9 million (Transfermarkt) for his signature.
“He is a very hungry young footballer with a strong desire to succeed in England,” Wagner told BBC Sport after signing Diakhaby in 2018.
“Obviously he is still learning and improving at 22-years-old, but he already has so many of the qualities that we look for in our attacking players.
“He’s a direct player who is comfortable with the ball at his feet and with genuine pace, which suits our style perfectly.”
If there’s one thing that Lamouchi’s side have lacked this season, it’s ‘genuine pace’.
There have been times this season when the Reds have needed someone to just run at opposition defenders.
Judging by Wagner’s description, Diakhaby could be a useful addition.
He may be inconsistent, but his pace and trickery might help create space for Forest’s other attacking talents.