Nottingham Forest have made an official approach to sign Anderlecht starlet Francis Amuzu, according to Sports World Ghana.

The talented youngster has a release clause of £3.6 million and it looks like Forest have made the first move for the player.

Amuzu plays primarily as a winger and Chris Hughton seems keen to add a right-sided option to his attacking arsenal.

An official approach has been made to the Belgian champions and it’s now in their hands as to whether Forest can discuss terms.

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Amuzu has a contract until 2024 and it’s unsure at this stage whether they’d be willing to do business on a player who looks set for a bright future.

The 21-year-old was born in Accra but has played his youth football with Belgium at international level.

He has tasted first-team action with Anderlecht, making 14 appearances in total this season – with seven coming in the way of starts.

Amuzu has scored five goals and registered seven assists during his time playing senior football.

Given his potential it seems likely that other clubs will be monitoring the situation.

What can Amuzu bring to the City Ground?

Well, for starters the fact he is right-footed should delight supporters.

Forest have Joe Lolley, Sammy Ameobi and Anthony Knockaert in their ranks right now who are all predominantly left-sided.

Alex Mighten has been in the squad of late and he does bring a right-footed option to the table.

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Amuzu seems like the sort of player who Forest should be targeting though.

At 21 there is real potential to grow into a fine player and the Reds could tie him down ahead of his finest years.

He is quick, skillful and perhaps more importantly would maintain some sell-on value for many years to come.

Amuzu could prove an exciting addition for Forest.

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