Nottingham Forest, Derby County and Sheffield Wednesday are all keen on signing Cardiff City winger Josh Murphy.

According to Football Insider, the trio of Championship rivals are keen to add the player on loan this month.

Murphy played against Forest in the FA Cup last week as Cardiff were dumped out by Chris Hughton’s team.

The 25-year-old looked lively against Forest but has bizarrely fallen down the pecking order at the Cardiff City Stadium.

Murphy has started just three games for Neil Harris’ team and would surely welcome first team football.

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He has made 15 appearances in total but his consistency has struggled due to limited game time.

Forest are in the market for more attacking quality this month and Murphy’s versatility could be useful.

He can play in a number of positions and already this season has operated on both flanks and as a No.10.

Cardiff signed Murphy from Norwich City for a fee in the region of £11 million back in 2018 (BBC Sport).

During his time at the club he has played 78 times, scoring 11 goals and registering six assists.

 

Forest were linked with a move for Josh’s brother Jacob who plays for Newcastle in the summer transfer window.

Now, it seems as though the Reds will turn their attentions to the Cardiff City man.

What would Murphy bring to Forest?

The former Norwich youngster is quick, versatile and boasts an abundance of skill.

He’d certainly represent a more attractive option that Kamil Grosicki, given that he is younger with more time to develop as a player.

Murphy played quite well against Forest in the FA Cup and he might have caught the eye of Hughton during that game.

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Forest have Alex Mighten, Sammy Ameobi, Joe Lolley and Anthony Knockaert all in competition for places on the wing.

Adding another one might not make much sense, although Murphy’s right-footed ability could bring some balance to the attacking options.

The latest link is probably one which Forest fans would at least welcome.

Murphy is proven in the Championship and also has 38 Premier League appearances to his name.

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