Nottingham Forest have shown an interest in Bournemouth midfielder Harry Arter, according to Kris Temple from BBC Radio Solent.
The midfielder is back with the Cherries after helping Fulham to promotion during a season-long loan during the 2019/20 campaign.
Arter played 28 times for the Cottagers, scoring one of his two goals for the season in a 1-0 win against Forest in July.
He didn’t feature in Saturday’s 3-2 win over Blackburn Rovers but did get the chance to play in last night’s Carabao Cup win over Crystal Palace.
Arter is a hardworking midfielder who would bring some vast experience of the division to the City Ground.
The 30-year-old boasts 102 games in the second tier to his name as well as 94 appearances with Bournemouth and Cardiff City in the Premier League.
Forest have Jack Colback, Fouad Bachiroun and Ryan Yates in their midfield ranks and it’s fair to say a different option would be ideal.
Academy graduate Yates has been linked with a move away from the club recently and Arter’s arrival could force him down the pecking order.
It’s unsure at this stage what Bournemouth’s stance is on Arter, although it’s no secret that they need to get players off the wage bill.
Arter is likely to have a list of potential suitors and Forest might need to move quickly to get the proven performer signed.
NFN Verdict – Arter has the ability to be the signing of the summer
Forest could definitely do with a box-to-box type midfielder and Arter would be capable of performing that role with aplomb.
The experienced player is capable of playing between the lines and it extremely forward-thinking when in possession of the ball.
Artera would complement the current crop of midfielders nicely and after terrorising the Reds in July, he’d be a welcome addition to the Forest dressing room.
One stumbling block could be his £40,000-a-week salary but if a deal could be struck he’d have the ability to become the signing of the summer for the Reds.