Back in December 2020, Nottingham Forest were linked with an eye-catching move to sign Anderlecht ace Francis Amuzu.
According to Voetbal Primeur, the Reds were keen to rival AZ Alkmaar for a player who has been praised by Vincent Kompany.
Nothing came to fruition though, with Anderlecht demanding £3.6 million for the right-sided player.
It proved a largely frustrating transfer market for the Reds who missed out on a number of top targets in the post-pandemic era.
Amuzu still wasn’t snapped up during the summer and he’s starting to develop into a fine player in Belgium.
During the 2021/22 campaign, he has scored three times and registered four assists, with Kompany giving him plenty of opportunities.
He has started five times in the league, with his other nine appearances coming from the bench.
Although he’s not considered a first-team regular just yet, he’s certainly showcasing the undoubted amount of potential he has in the locker.
He’s already close to eclipsing the five assists he managed last season, whilst he’s already scored more times than he did during 2020/21.
Amuzu has risen through the ranks at Anderlecht and he’s bound to still be on the radar of certain people at Forest.
Should Forest return for Amuzu in the future?
Given that he’s now a more frequent member of Kompany’s squad, the goalposts may have moved somewhat from their perspective.
They may see the 22-year-old has a player who can have a massive impact in Belgium and could now keep him.
Amuzu would certainly be a player that fits the description of someone that CEO Dane Murphy would fancy.
He is young, would have vast sell-on value and has the potential to excite the City Ground faithful.
Given his valuation last year, he could be worth even more now.
Amuzu has a contract with Anderlecht until 2024 and as a result, he may be one that has now slipped through the Forest net.