Nottingham Forest are eyeing up a summer move for Brighton and Hove Albion forward Ryan Longman, according to Football Insider.

The 20-year-old is likely to leave the Seagulls during the transfer window. He has just a single year left on his contract, with an extension not forthcoming.

Plenty of Championship clubs are keen on his services. Forest, however, are thought to be leading the chase.

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Longman has been linked with a move to Forest; Photo; Hannah Fountain; CameraSport; Getty Images

Longman spent last season on loan with League One outfit AFC Wimbledon. He scored nine goals and claimed five assists during the 2020/21 campaign.

The youngster typically operated as a centre-forward last season. He did, however, showcase an ability to play in the right flank at different periods.

Longman has now returned to Brighton but faces an uncertain future. He has played once for the first-team at his parent club but is way down Graeme Potter’s pecking order.

Forest are in the market for attacking options this summer and hope to snare Longman during the summer.

Fresh attackers would help Chris Hughton revive the Reds next season and goalscorers are desperately needed.

 

Only Derby scored less goals than Forest during 2020/21 and they have to find a way to goal next season.

Longman would represent an affordable option, with Brighton likely to view this summer as a final chance to sell their talented youngster.

Forest interest in Longman: Player could be shrewd signing

Once again this is another link that has come from the lower leagues and some supporters will fancy that strategy.

For too long, the Reds have pursued players on the continent and very few have been up to scratch.

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Forest target Longman in action; Photo; Alex Davidson; Getty Images

Dipping into League One or even League Two looks like a good policy, with Forest keen to recruit young players with vast potential.

Longman learned his trade in League One last season and he could thrive at Forest if given the chance to do so.

It does seem unlikely the Reds will only pursue one option and some supporters might prefer a bigger name if another talisman is added.

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