Nottingham Forest have been linked with a move for RB Leipzig striker Jean-Kevin Augustin, according to Foot Mercato in France.
The report cites the Reds and Leeds United as potential suitors for the talisman who has struggled at Monaco during the first half of the season.
He hasn’t been a first-team regular for the Ligue 1 outfit, starting just twice in the league.
The report claims that although he is due to remain in France until the end of the season, the agreement could be broken if something interesting arises.
The Reds are on the lookout for a striker this month. Lewis Grabban netted goal number 16 for the season on Wednesday but there is nothing in reserve.
Rafa Mir was sent back to Wolves earlier this month and Tyler Walker is on loan at Lincoln City.
Augustin enjoyed a decent season in the Bundesliga last season, netting eight goals from his 20 appearances.
The energetic frontman won’t be happy with his current game time and he could look to head elsewhere this month.
Heading back to Leipzig looks unlikely. The team are flying in the Bundesliga and qualified for the last 16 of the Champions League by topping their group.
Augustin was valued at £15 million (Sky Sports) by the German outfit in the summer and any deal this month is likely to be another loan.
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It does seem likely that Forest’s striker pursuit will ultimately see the club land a player from on the continent.
Forest are seemingly being priced out of a move for a proven Championship performer and as a result, could tap into the European market again.
Augustin can play but proof of whether he is good enough for the second tier would come in the way of performances.
He scored goals in the Bundesliga last season but has struggled in France this time around.
Premier League clubs chased the striker before he signed for Monaco in the summer and fans would be wise to give Augustin a chance if he does make the move to Forest.