According to Football Insider, Nottingham Forest target Charlie Wyke is set to double his wages at Celtic. Furthermore, it has been suggested that he’s asked for a four-year Parkhead deal.
The Sunderland striker has been linked with a move to Forest. He is a free agent at the end of this month when his Black Cats deal expires.
Wyke has had plenty of suitors. In recent weeks, however, it’s been claimed that the 28-year-old prefers a move north to join Celtic.
He might have proved a decent addition for Forest. Last season he smashed 30 goals as Lee Johnson’s men lost in the play-off semi-final.
As a result, there’s no surprise he has a list of suitors. It does seem, however, as though Forest might have enjoyed a lucky escape with this one.
At 28 a four-year deal wouldn’t have represented a good piece of business for the Reds. He is now in his prime and in the next couple of years, he could suffer a decline.
Not only that but he’s never played a single game of Championship football during his career. Forest would prefer tried and tested, unless of course, they are younger in age.
It’s also claimed that Wyke is after a multi-million pound signing on fee. It sounds as though the player’s agent is trying to get as much money out of Celtic for his client as possible.
As a result, Forest are probably better off out of it and should instead turn their attentions elsewhere.
Wyke deal is a sign of the times for Forest
The Reds could certainly do with a striker this summer. Wyke and his situation highlight just how tricky it could be, however.
Goalscorers cost money and they probably cost the sort of sums that Forest don’t have to play with this summer.
Wyke and his representatives appear to be holding Celtic to ransom and the is a sad trait of modern-day football.
For the Reds, they are better off focusing their efforts elsewhere in the quest to secure a new striker this summer.