Nottingham Forest have lodged a bid for American defender Reggie Cannon. Interestingly, the player may have just dropped a hint that he’s set to sign for the club too.

The 22-year-old is highly rated. He made the move to Europe last summer, signing for Boavista and enjoying a solid first campaign in Europe.

Cannon has made 22 appearances for the United States and is a teammate of new Forest goalkeeper Ethan Horvath.

Now, it appears as though something could be in the offing. Forest have made a bid after spending the summer courting the right-sided player.

If his Instagram activity is anything to go by, a deal might be closer than some think. Cannon began following the Reds last night and that surely looks more than coincidental.


Cannon made 33 appearances for Boavista last season as they struggled in the Portuguese top-flight. He did produce several high-quality performances though, keeping his place on the international front.

He can operate in a number of positions. Typically, he’s a right-back, although he isn’t limited to playing in defence. His uncompromising frame can make him very useful on the right-wing too.

Forest recently signed Jordi Osei-Tutu on loan from Arsenal. He played at left-back on Saturday and should Cannon sign as well, the Gunners player could find a home in that position.

Is Cannon set to join Forest?

This little snippet from Instagram would certainly imply that the player is keen to sign terms at the City Ground.

Where he would play is interesting though. Osei-Tutu was presumably signed to play right-back, so would Cannon come in as backup, allowing Jordan Gabriel to be sold?

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It does seem strange that Chris Hughton would sign a talented player from Arsenal on loan and then choose to play him out of position.

Only he knows the current though process on how best to strengthen the squad and it looks set to be a busy couple of weeks for Forest.

Cannon could be the next through the door on Trentside.

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