Nottingham Forest were one of several clubs interested in signing American international Reggie Cannon during the summer. Record are now claiming that neither Forest nor Fulham made concrete attempts to sign the full-back during the transfer window.
The 23-year-old will now stay at Boavista. He made the move to Portugal from FC Dallas in September 2020 and enjoyed a decent maiden season in Europe.
He will now continue honing his skills with the Portuguese top-flight outfit. Cannon made 33 appearances last season and looked a decent right-back at both ends of the pitch.
The man with 22 caps for his country cost Boavista £1.5 million when they took him from the MLS. It was claimed that Forest had made a bid, although the reports now suggest otherwise.
Do Forest still need a right-back?
Absolutely not. Mohamed Drager signed from Olympiacos on deadline day, whilst Djed Spence has also been added on loan from Middlesbrough. Forest also have Jordi Osei-Tutu who can play there, whilst young Fin Back has started the season well also.
The club did plenty of business in the end. It didn’t prove to be a particularly successful window for a lot of clubs. Indeed, CEO Dane Murphy might have viewed Cannon as one primary target that he didn’t land.
Still, the Forest squad is now well-stocked and Chris Hughton has no more excuses when it comes to trying to win some football matches.
Will Cannon remain a target for Forest in the future?
Probably. There will come a time when Forest have a bit more money to spend. There were certain areas on the pitch this summer that have required loans just to see things through the post-pandemic window.
Cannon looks like a real prospect and perhaps he will leave Boavista in the near future. Murphy will have plenty of targets in mind moving forward and he’ll surely be aware of the American.
Forest have lowered their wage bill and crucially the average age of their squad this summer. Cannon would fit in nicely and the Reds would be wise to keep him on their radar.