Nottingham Forest target Dilan Markanday is now wanted by Rangers and Celtic, with Tottenham considering a loan move for the youngster in January.
According to the Evening Standard, the Old Firm are now eyeing Markanday. Tottenham hope the youngster will sign a new deal and then join someone on loan.
Forest are one of several Championship clubs looking at the 20-year-old. Stoke, Blackburn, West Brom, QPR and Bournemouth are also keeping tabs on the talented youngster.
Markanday has been tearing up the Premier League 2 this season. The left-winger has scored 11 goals in 12 appearances and appears to be ready for a taste of men’s football.
The London-born player has also claimed six assists in the under-23 ranks. With that in mind, he could be ideal for Forest, with boss Steve Cooper making no secret of his desire to add some creativity.
Forest have a plethora of options in attack. Brennan Johnson, Philip Zinckernagel, Joe Lolley and Alex Mighten are all competing for places in the team.
Having someone like Markanday who can score and create from a wide area, however, might be an ideal addition. He’s also now averse to operating in other forward roles either.
Rangers and Celtic could hamper Forest chances of Markanday
Any youngster would surely relish the chance to play in front of the passionate crowds in Scotland. Celtic and Rangers are clearly sizeable clubs and have significant clout.
Markanday may want to sample the Championship first and that could actually suit Tottenham and Forest could be an ideal move for him.
Cooper has a proud record of working with younger players and that won’t go unnoticed as Tottenham decide where Markanday’s future is best served.
Celtic and Rangers typically get linked with lots of players that Championship clubs get linked to.
That could suggest there is an element of agent speculation involved and perhaps all is not lost for Forest just yet.
Markanday would be an eye-catching signing and he has the potential to really excite the Forest fan base.