Nottingham Forest are closely monitoring Norwich City striker Adam Idah, according to The Telegraph.
At this stage, it is thought that the Republic of Ireland player is unlikely to leave Carrow Road; although that could change.
Dean Smith has given the 20-year-old a chance since he replaced Daniel Farke as the club’s new manager.
He played 69 minutes against Tottenham but was an unused substitute against Manchester United at the weekend.
Norwich aren’t exactly flush when it comes to strikers and unless the Canaries add one, a loan move seems unlikely.
That hasn’t stopped Forest from checking him out though ahead of the January transfer window reopening.
Idah has been at Norwich for several years, rising through the youth ranks and is now trying to establish himself as a first-team regular.
In total he has made 45 appearances for the senior ranks, scoring six goals and claiming one assist.
Forest will be on the lookout for a new striker next month as they look to make a late push to secure a place in the Championship play-offs.
The Reds have Lewis Grabban and Lyle Taylor as their striker options and a younger player wouldn’t go amiss.
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Although it’s only a loan that has been mooted at the moment, it’s not completely unreasonable to think that Norwich could sell Idah in the future.
Forest are keen on signing the player who looks set for a bright future and they’ll monitor his development closely.
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Although January could be too soon for him to move to Forest, he’s certainly one to keep an eye on.
Smith may try and sign a striker of his own in January and that could open the door for Idah to leave on loan.
Forest will have some other irons in the fire, however, and it will be interesting to see which young striker they do get in January.