The Stoke Sentinel has confirmed that Stoke City midfielder Sam Clucas will join a new club soon. Nottingham Forest have been linked with a move for the 30-year-old.
There is no indication at this stage as to which club he will join. West Brom, Blackburn and Sheffield United have also been linked.
Clucas had a double hernia operation back in February but did return before the end of the 2020/21 campaign.
In 26 appearances last season, he scored twice and registered three assists, captaining Stoke on several occasions.
Clucas has played exactly 100 times for the Potters. He also has experience of playing for Hull and Swansea City, with the Stags, Chesterfield and Hereford among his former clubs.
Now, the interested parties face a wait to decide which club he’s decided to join. It seems as though an announcement could come in the next few days.
Clucas is decent on the ball and would perhaps offer Forest something a bit different in midfield.
Ryan Yates and Cafu are under contract for next season, but Jack Colback and Harry Arter are massively out of favour.
Would Clucas be a good signing for Forest?
It’s difficult to say, although he doesn’t really fit the bill of a player Forest should look to sign.
It wouldn’t show a great deal of change to try and sign a 30-year-old on a two or three-year deal, with younger options preferred among the fan base.
Clucas does have bags of experience though and perhaps he’d be a leader-type to come in and bring the young lads on.
If he signed it would bolster the midfield ranks and provide an option in area where Forest are lacking.
Whether he’s the right player, will remain to be seen, however.