Nottingham Forest are trying to sign Arsenal youngster Jordi Osei-Tutu on loan until the end of the 2021/22 campaign, according to The Athletic.

The Reds are in the market for a right-back and have now identified the Gunners starlet as a potential signing.

Osei-Tutu spent last season on loan with Cardiff City but struggled with injury. He managed just nine appearances after failing to really convince Mick McCarthy of his quality.

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The 2019/20 campaign was fruitful, however. He embarked on a loan at Bochum in Germany, scoring five goals and claiming two assists in the second-tier.


Osei-Tutu fits the type of player that new CEO Dane Murphy would love the football club to be attracting. He is an attack-minded player and at 22 has plenty of unearthed potential.

Following his injury problems, chances at Arsenal are unlikely to be forthcoming. As a result, Mikel Arteta is willing to let him leave on loan for the 2021/22 campaign.

Forest are in need of full-backs. Jordan Gabriel played right-back for the Reds in Sunday’s 2-1 loss at Coventry, although there is very little in reserve.

The Reds are expected to complete a deal for the Arsenal man and Chris Hughton will welcome the player into his squad.

Keep him fit and Osei-Tutu can star at Forest

During 2019/20, the youngster was fantastic at Bochum. He took to men’s football really well and caught the eye with some impressive displays.

His loan at Cardiff wasn’t ideal but that hasn’t made him a bad player at all.

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The challenge for Osei-Tutu is to prove himself once again and he should get plenty of game time at the City Ground.

His manager at Bochum, Thomas Reis previously said that he has a ‘lot of quality’ and is ‘very dynamic’.

Only time will tell but this looks a very decent signing for Forest if they can pull it off this summer.

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