A report in France by L’Equipe has claimed the fee which Nottingham Forest will part with in order to sign Paris Saint-Germain defender Loic Mbe Soh.
It was claimed yesterday by Goal that the defender has rejected a new contract at the Champions League finalists and will instead sign a long-term contract at the City Ground.
The transfer will cost Forest £4.5 million and the deal is expected to be completed pretty soon after talks accelerated between the parties.
Soh was nominated for the Golden Boy award by FIFA in June, highlighting the massive potential he will bring with him to Trentside.
The 19-year-old has played three games for PSG with his most recent coming back in September against Stade Reims.
He was on the bench more recently for Thomas Tuchel’s side as they completed a 2-1 win over Atalanta in the quarter-final of the Champions League.
Forest have been on the lookout for a central defender throughout the summer and look to have finally landed their man.
With Joe Worrall, Tobias Figueiredo and Michael Dawson all on the books, Soh looks like making up the quartet of defenders for the 2020/21 campaign.
Splashing the ‘Cash’
The fee might raise some eyebrows among Forest supporters, although the club clearly feels they are getting a player capable of achieving great things in the game.
Forest recently sold Matty Cash for a fee that could rise to £16 million and this deal suggests they have utilised some of those funds to land Mbe Soh.
With the likes of Michael Hefele and Yohan Benalouane still on the books, Forest might look to offload a few more from the defensive ranks before the window closes.
Despite being young and a novice to the Championship the signing of Mbe Soh from a club as respected as PSG does feel like an exciting one for the Reds.