Nottingham Forest have made an enquiry to try and sign highly-rated American international Reggie Cannon, according to The Telegraph. The 22-cap player moved to Boavista from FC Dallas last summer.
He enjoyed a pretty steady first season in Europe after moving from the MLS. He made 33 appearances for the club and caught the eye with a number of decent performances.
Cannon operates at right-back and it’s fair to say Forest have been seeking new full-backs this summer. Following the arrival of Jordi Osei-Tutu, however, the left-hand side is more of a priority.
He did also play 12 times on the right-hand side of midfield last season. His versatility and potential are thought to have also alerted Premier League clubs towards his services this summer.
Osei-Tutu produced an eye-catching maiden performance for Forest. He started at left-back but with Jordan Gabriel struggling to make an impact he could switch over in the coming games.
Cannon made the plunge to leave his native American roots last summer. He hasn’t disappointed in Portugal, with other clubs now interested.
A move to Forest is unlikely. It does seem as though this was an ambitious move, possibly emerging from new American CEO Dane Murphy who is now overseeing transfers at the club.
Busy couple of weeks expected for Forest
Signing players hasn’t come easy to the football club this summer and they’ll want that to change as the deadline nears.
There are still areas of the squad that need strengthening and the poor start to the season has enhanced that requirement.
Cannon might be one on the shortlist but it does seem unlikely to happen now. Osei-Tutu will be the main right-back this season, provided the club can sign themselves a left-back before the window closes.
As a highly-rated player, however, it perhaps is a good sign that Murphy is leaving no stone unturned in the quest to bring new players to the City Ground.