Huddersfield Town are the latest club to emerge as potential suitors for Nottingham Forest defender Jordan Gabriel, according to The Sun on Sunday (Print Edition; page 61).

The 22-year-old is back at Forest after a season loan. He spent 2020/21 at Blackpool and helped the club win promotion via the play-offs.

Gabriel is a highly-rated youngster and someone who is blessed with bags of potential. Interest won’t go away though and some clubs are preparing to move.

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Forest man Gabriel helped Blackpool to promotion last season; Photo; Catherine Ivill; Getty Images)

The academy graduate has a contract at the City Ground until 2024 and Forest won’t be under pressure to sell him this summer.

Gabriel has three appearances for the Reds to his name. He actually started the first two games of the 2020/21 campaign against Barnsley and QPR.

Sabri Lamouchi did allow him to go on loan though. Forest landed Cyrus Christie on a season-long stint and that bumped him down the pecking order.

 

Now, Huddersfield are the latest club to emerge as interested in the young right-back. The Terriers finished last season in 20th place and Carlos Corberan will hope for better this time around.

Forest can’t afford to sell Gabriel this summer

This departure would certainly alarm Forest fans. It would leave the club with Carl Jenkinson and the extremely raw Jayden Richardson as the only options at right-back.

Gabriel made over 30 appearances for Blackpool last season. As a result, he deserves a chance to shine at Forest and should be ahead of Jenkinson.

Huddersfield have ambitions and they also have a manager with a history of nurturing young talent.

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(Photo; Dave Howarth; CameraSport; Getty Images)

Chris Hughton will surely want to take a proper look at the youngster though and it does seem likely he’ll remain at the City Ground.

Given a lack of Championship experience, Gabriel is unlikely to fetch a massive fee and as a result, the Reds should keep hold of the talented youngster.

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