A report by The Sun on Sunday (Print Edition; page 67) has confirmed Nottingham Forest’s interest in signing Blackpool striker Jerry Yates.
Chris Hughton is desperate to shake up his striking options during the summer months and is monitoring the League One ace.
The 24-year-old has scored 20 times in all competitions during 2020/21 and could be available for around £2 million.
Lyle Taylor is Forest’s top scorer this season with five goals, with Lewis Grabban also struggling to hit the goal trail on a consistent basis.
The Reds have struggled in front of goal throughout the campaign and some quality in the final third would be ideal.
Yates has grown under Neil Critchley’s wing and the Blackpool striker is likely to be a wanted man this summer.
The Doncaster-born talisman arrived at Bloomfield Road in January 2020, signing from Rotherham United.
Yates is capable of playing as a lone striker or as part of a two and his versatility could make him a useful signing for Forest.
As a physical presence in and around the box, the Blackpool man could give Hughton more flexibility to mix things up.
Is Yates the man to rejuvenate the Forest attack?
He’s certainly a signing that would be welcomed by plenty of supporters.
The consensus is that Forest don’t target enough options from the lower leagues and Yates would tick that box.
He has showcased this season that he is clinical when called upon and Hughton is crying out for his team to score more goals.
Forest’s strikers have done the business this season and competition is definitely required.
Adding Yates to the ranks in the summer could be a savvy move by the Reds.