Nottingham Forest are among a clutch of clubs vying to sign PSG youngster Eric Junior Dina Ebimbe, according to French outlet Foot Mercato.
The talented winger spent last season on loan with Dijon in Ligue 1. Sadly, the team were relegated, although Ebimbe did get 31 appearances under his belt.
Following Dijon’s relegation, PSG have vetoed their option to purchase the winger this summer, with other clubs now keen.
Forest will face a fierce race to try and sign him. The report claims Saint-Etienne, Lens, Bristol City, Birmingham and Hoffenheim are all keen on signing the youngster.
It is claimed that Mauricio Pochettino isn’t set to include him around his first-team squad during 2021/22 and he’ll be allowed to leave once more.
It is unsure at this stage whether or not any potential exit would see him leave permanently or on loan.
Interestingly, Ebimbe would recognise a familiar face in the Forest ranks. The Reds added Loic Mbe Soh from PSG’s academy last summer and he’s slowly adapting to English football.
The Reds have added just one player to their ranks so far this summer. Goalkeeper Ethan Horvath has signed on a free transfer and boss Chris Hughton will hope for more.
Who is Forest target Ebimbe?
For many Forest fans, the youngster would arrive in England as an unknown quantity. At 20 though there is time on his side to impress the club’s fan base.
He does look like an interesting player. At Dijon, he played primarily on the right-wing, although he also played five times in central midfield for the club.
Forest let Sammy Ameobi go during the summer, whilst Luke Freeman and Anthony Knockaert have been allowed to return to their loan clubs.
That does leave an opening for another winger and perhaps Ebimbe would prove an exciting option for the Reds.