Nottingham Forest are considering a move for Watford forward Philip Zinckernagel, according to a report by Football Insider.
The 26-year-old signed for the Hornets in January. He penned a five-and-a-half year contract and helped the club into the Premier League.
Zinckernagel checked in from Bodo/Glimt and proved a real hit. He made 21 appearances for Xisco Munoz’s team, scoring four goals and claiming five assists.
Chris Hughton has made no secret of his desire to sign better attacking players. Forest were among the lowest scorers in the league last season and that needs addressing.
Zinckernagel might be viewed as a coup. The Reds would be adding a player who played his part in helping a team into the top-flight.
Forest have been meticulous in their search for players. A change in CEO could be holding up the recruitment drive. Dane Murphy has been linked with a move to the City Ground, with his Barnsley deal expiring this week.
Interestingly, Olympiacos wanted Zinckernagel before he signed for Watford. VG reported that the Greek champions were keen on the winger, although a move never came to fruition.
Now, it’s Forest who are keen and they are hoping to strike a deal with the Premier League newcomers. The reports suggest the interest from the Reds is concrete.
Zinckernagel to Forest: Dane could be a stunning capture
The man with two caps for the Denmark under-20 team has the ability to be a really good signing for the Reds.
He took to life in the Championship really well and if he’s surplus at Vicarage Road, Forest would be wise to pounce.
The beauty of his arrival would be his versatility. He can play on either flank, or in the No.10 role behind a main talisman.
Forest have allowed Sammy Ameobi to leave, whilst Anthony Knockaert has returned to Fulham after his loan.
Brennan Johnson and Alex Mighten both have bright futures, with Joe Lolley also among the ranks.
Zinckernagel’s experience could be crucial and he could be a real coup for Forest if a deal can come to fruition.