Philip Zinckernagel has dropped a big hint that he has no desire to leave Watford for Nottingham Forest this month.
The Danish forward has been discussing the club’s pre-season campaign during an interview with the official website.
Zinckernagel has previously been linked with a move to Forest. Football Insider claimed that he was a loan target for the Reds ahead of the new campaign.
The signs don’t seem overly positive now though and some comments during a recent interview seem to confirm as much.
He told the club’s official website: “With supporters in the stands there’s a big, big difference. To have them there even for friendlies is so much better. Soon we’ll be playing for points again in the Premier League. I’m really looking forward to it.”
Forest links to Zinckernagel did seem somewhat odd. He only signed for the club last January from Bodo/Glimt in Norway.
In 21 appearances for Watford, he scored one goal and claimed five assists as the club returned to the Premier League at the first time of asking.
Zinckernagel deal could rumble on for Forest
It’s still feasible that if Watford land an attacking signing, they’d be willing to let Zinckernagel leave the club on loan.
That might not happen until later on in the window, however, and Forest have to decide if they are willing to pay a waiting game.
Zinckernagel did well in the Championship last season and the Reds are right to try and bring him to the City Ground.
Forest could welcome another wide option into their ranks. Sammy Ameobi departed on a free transfer, whilst Anthony Knockaert and Luke Freeman have returned to their parent clubs.
Time is running out for the Reds to add to their squad ahead of Sunday’s trip to Coventry. These latest comments beg the question of whether Zinckernagel could be unattainable for the Reds this summer.