Nottingham Forest are among a host of Championship clubs looking at Uche Ikpeazu, according to Sky Sports Transfer Centre (16/06; 12:13).
The Reds are in the mix with a clutch of second-tier clubs who are keen to sign the Wycombe Wanderers talisman.
Ikpeazu enjoyed a decent campaign during 2020/21. Despite the Chairboys struggling, he found the net six times and registered four assists.
His all-action style and physicality in the final third has seen plenty of interest in the striker.
Forest will face competition though. Middlesbrough, Millwall and Derby County are all vying for the player’s signature.
Ikpeazu joined Wycombe from Hearts back in August, after impressing for the Scottish Premiership outfit.
He has failed to settle in England previously, spending time with Watford, Blackpool, Port Vale, Crewe, Cambridge and Doncaster.
Now though he has proved his worth and plenty of clubs want to prolong his stay playing Championship football.
Ikpeazu didn’t cost Wycombe a penny and with two years left on his contract, they’ll make a profit on the player.
Forest will be in the market for a striker. Lewis Grabban and Lyle Taylor are the senior players leading the attack, although Taylor has been linked with a move.
As a result, Chris Hughton will want to bolster his ranks before the 2021/22 campaign gets underway.
Ikpeazu to Forest: Different option for the Reds
The 26-year-old isn’t blessed with a tremendous amount of goal contributions but he wouldn’t need any settling in period in the division.
Wycombe’s relegation will leave them powerless to prevent several players departing, with Ikpeazu now attracting interest.
It’s perhaps the other elements of Ikpeazu’s game that make him an attractive signing.
He is strong, holds the ball up well and can play in a two or as the lone striker.
Forest won’t be blessed with an embarrassment of riches this summer and will have to be shrewd.
Ikpeazu won’t cost too much and he could prove a decent signing for the Reds – albeit a slightly underwhelming one in the eyes of some supporters.