Nottingham Forest have now made an official bid to try and sign American international Reggie Cannon, according to 90 MinThe 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, making this a difficult signing for the Reds to do.
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 in securing his services.
A move to Forest could now be on the cards. This interest in Cannon could stem from the club’s new CEO Dane Murphy. He seems to have tapped into his contacts from the United States to now make a move for the youngster.
Busy couple of weeks expected for Forest
Signing players hasn’t come easy to Forest 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 looks to be one on the shortlist. If he can be added, the club may look to stick with Osei-Tutu as a left-back and play Cannon in his natural position.
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.
Cannon might prove a useful addition to the ranks and his age and potential certainly make him very much a player Murphy would love to sign.