Nottingham Forest are keen to sign Francis Amuzu during January and the player has already had a seal of approval from Vincent Kompany.

The Reds have made an official approach for the winger, according to Sports World Ghana.

Amuzu is regarded as a bright talent in European football and Kompany has trusted him to step up to first-team action.

He has made 14 appearances this season and although he has claimed just one assist, Amuzu is still learning his trade.

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Kompany has been impressed and said as much back in December.

He told Voetbal Primeur: “I think Francis can bring a lot to our team.

“I know there is no unanimity about that boy but as a trainer, I will stay calm with that.

“Francis is making progress and always offeres something. The competition will only make him better.”

Amuzu has a release clause in his contract of £3.6 million and it remains to be seen if Forest can land him.

Having the backing of a Premier League legend looks like a positive sign though.

His comments do suggest that he’s work in progress and Forest might have to remain patient with him.

What can Amuzu bring to the City Ground?

Well, it’d certainly be a more eyecatching signing than plenty of other overseas deals in recent years.

For a start, Amuzu is young and very highly-rated across Europe.

He is only 21 and would certainly help when it comes to lowering the average age of the squad.


Amuzu is quick, likes to take players on and reads the game incredibly well.

Born in Accra he is eligible to play for Ghana as well as Belgium and Forest’s interest is intriguing.

One ideal aspect of the Reds signing Amuzu is the fact he is right-footed.

Chris Hughton is blessed with plenty of options out wide but the vast majority are predominantly left-sided.

Amuzu would add balance and perhaps Forest should look to do a deal.

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