Aston Villa are set to allow Keinan Davis out on loan during the January transfer window, amid interest from Nottingham Forest.

According to The Athletic, the young striker will be allowed to leave the club once the window reopens.

Both Forest and Stoke were keen on signing the Villa talent in the summer, although nothing came to fruition.

The Reds failed with a loan move for the 23-year-old, with Villa keen to keep him at Villa Park.

That now looks like a strange decision, however, with Davis yet to play for the first-team, or the under-23s this season.

It would appear that Dean Smith has now changed his mind and the academy graduate will be allowed out in January.

Should Forest go for Davis?

He does fit the profile of a player Forest should target in terms of age and potential, although where would he fit?

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Forest have Lewis Grabban bang in form, with Lyle Taylor and Will Swan champing at the bit for game time.

Forest don’t really want a loan player to come in who hasn’t played much football.

 

Steve Cooper would probably relish another front player, although Davis and his lack of action does provide a cause for concern.

Will these claims even be legit?

The Athletic are pretty reliable and it was they who broke the initial failed move in the summer.

There’s nothing to suggest that Forest aren’t keen on signing him.

One thing to note is that the Reds have changed manager since the summer and perhaps Davis won’t be on Cooper’s radar.

Is Davis good enough for Forest?

His record in men’s football is hardly glowing.

When Villa were in the Championship he scored just twice and registered four assists.

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Davis has played in 85 matches for his boyhood club, scoring just six goals and claiming seven assists.

That’s hardly a record to get Forest fans running around the streets of West Bridgeford and surely there will be better options out there.

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