Stoke City are considering a move for Nottingham Forest striker Lyle Taylor during the summer transfer window, according to The Mirror.
The 31-year-old will be allowed to leave the City Ground this summer. It is unclear, however, whether it’ll be on loan or permanently.
Stoke are keen to secure a deal to sign him on a permanent basis as they look to boost their attacking arsenal.
Things haven’t gone according to plan for Taylor at Forest. He scored just five times in all competitions as the Reds endured a disappointing campaign.
Despite starting 15 times, the ex-Charlton man was largely deemed a peripheral figure. He did also make 24 appearances from the bench.
What has gone wrong for Taylor at Forest?
Quite simply he hasn’t lived up to the early season billing as a decent free transfer.
As a player who thrives off crowd energy he has struggled with the behind closed doors concept no end.
Also, he has been played as a lone striker which perhaps doesn’t necessarily suit his strengths.
Taylor tries his best but in large it has been a frustrating old time for him in the East Midlands.
Perhaps, with that in mind, a departure is best for all parties.
Forest supporters think Taylor should be sold
It doesn’t seem as though too many supporters would be bothered if Forest did decide to cash in on Taylor.
Many feel he is a spent force and think the wages could be better utilised elsewhere.
Last season wasn’t his best but Forest will have to carefully consider any advances for his services.
They won’t want to leave themselves short and Chris Hughton has a decision to make.
Nonetheless, some supporters have been assessing what the club should do with Taylor during the summer.
It’s fair to say plenty wouldn’t be too disgruntled to see him go.
Il pay for his taxi— Sam (@SamL0408) June 9, 2021
Not sure it's classed as a raid when we've pretty much said he can go 😂— Matt (@trainfanmatt) June 9, 2021
Best news so far— martin valentine🇪🇺 (@SuperVallo) June 9, 2021
Oh my god yes please https://t.co/sSSvizAHMf— Ben Thompson (@BThompson1993) June 9, 2021
Not fussed about him leaving. 4 goals all season isn't good enough at any level.— Scott Clarkson (@ScottNffc1990) June 9, 2021
I like this news! Suggests we have better plans. A young hungry prem striker on loan would be nice.— Danscape Photo (@danscapephoto) June 9, 2021