Nottingham Forest might have been given hope of signing Millwall player Jed Wallace by Lions boss Gary Rowett.
He has been discussing the future of his star man with South London Press. It was claimed yesterday that Forest had seen two bids rejected by Millwall.
Wallace is out of contract during the summer. To add to the competition for his signature, Istanbul-based outfit Besiktas have offered the 27-year-old a pre-contract.
Forest are undeterred in their efforts though. Steve Cooper wants to add a winger to his squad during this month and the Reds may up the ante.
Some comments from Rowett suggest that Forest might not be too far away from snaring the forward from their divisional rivals.
He told South London Press: “We have to be open-minded to all scenarios. What we don’t want to do is lose one of our best players over the past four or five seasons for nothing.”
Wallace has been integral to the fortunes of Millwall. The versatile performer has made 243 appearances for the club, scoring 41 goals and claiming 43 assists.
He’s been one of the standout players in the Championship during his time at the club. As a result, it’s no surprise to see clubs queuing up to try and sign him this month.
Forest need to pull out the stops for Wallace
The Reds seem to be targeting the right players this time around. Keinan Davis and Steve Cook are both pretty decent additions and Wallace would be the icing on the cake.
In January 2020, Forest had a miserable transfer window. Gaetan Bong, Adama Diakhaby and Nuno Da Costa arrived with all three failing to make an impact at the club.
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It would ultimately cost Forest a shot at promotion. Cooper and Dane Murphy are clearly hell-bent on making sure history doesn’t repeat itself.
Wallace is a household name at Championship level. As a result, Forest have to consider going back in for the forward based on Rowett’s latest comments.