The Sun journalist, Alan Nixon has quashed rumours of Nottingham Forest being interested in M’Baye Niang. The player’s staggering wage demands are thought to rule the Reds out of the race.
Foot Mercato claimed last night that Forest were among Celtic and Anderlecht in the race to sign the uncompromising talisman.
He has been deemed surplus to requirements by Rennes and after a failed move to Saudi Arabia will be on the lookout for another club once more.
During the 2019/20 campaign, he was a revelation for the Ligue 1 team. He fired 15 goals and the club embarked on a Europa League campaign.
At the age of 26, Niang has played for lots of clubs and he would have represented a risk of a signing anyway.
Given his wage demands, Celtic and Anderlecht are more likely destinations for the player.
Niang has sampled English football with Watford. It wasn’t a successful spell though as he failed to score in 16 games.
The striker has developed since then, however, and Forest had been keen to hand him another chance on these shores.
Back to the drawing board as Forest look to lose Niang chase
It really doesn’t seem as though the Reds will sign a centre forward this summer. Several names have been mentioned but as of yet, nobody has come through the door.
Ethan Horvath is the only player to be signed so far, with the goalkeeper joining on a free after leaving Club Brugge.
Forest are desperate for signings to arrive but they certainly won’t be breaking the bank. The Reds still is still an expensive one when it comes to wages and they’ll have to be careful.
The club won’t be paying in excess of £60,000-a-week for Niang and it really is a case of back to the drawing board for the club.