It’s almost a year since Nottingham Forest were linked with a move for striker Joe Pigott.
The Reds opted not to sign him last January and instead handed a short-term deal to Chris Hughton favourite Glenn Murray.
It was half anticipated that Forest might go back in for the player who left AFC Wimbledon in the summer.
The Reds declined the chance to sign him though with the player joining Ipswich Town on a free instead.
He’s only been with the Tractor Boys for half a season and already he could be set for a bizarre move away from Portman Road.
Football League World claims that ambitious National League outfit Wrexham are keen to sign him when the transfer window reopens.
Hollywood duo Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney are bankrolling the football club and they are keen to restore the EFL status.
Phil Parkinson’s men are fourth in the division and are three points behind leaders Chesterfield at the moment.
The 28-year-old scored 22 goals during 2020/21 and interest from Championship clubs came as no surprise.
This season has been a real struggle though, with Pigott bagging just three goals in 16 appearances for his new club.
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Forest have made some questionable decisions in the transfer market in recent years but not signing the former Wimbledon man looks like a positive one.
Landing the talisman would have always represented a risk.
During his career to date, he has only played 12 times in the Championship and is yet to open his account in the second tier.
Pigott’s struggles in League One with Ipswich perhaps do come as a bit of a surprise.
He has proved himself in that division and supporters of the club must deem him vastly underused by Paul Cook.
The boss was sacked on Saturday, however, so perhaps now Pigott will kick on.
For Forest, the striker looks like an example of a lucky escape as opposed to one that got away.
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