Nottingham Forest could sign Jed Wallace, according to The Sun journalist Alan Nixon. He has been quizzed on whether or not the deal has any legs by Forest supporters on Twitter.
Wallace didn’t play for Millwall during their defeat to Crystal Palace yesterday. Gary Rowett claimed afterwards that he’d not long returned to training; although his omission sent the rumour mill into overdrive.
Millwall are in limbo with Wallace. The 27-year-old is out of contract in the summer and they risk losing their prized asset for nothing at the end of the season.
Forest are ready and waiting with cash. Their latest bid which was reported on Friday is thought to be around the £1.5 million mark and includes a number of bonuses.
Losing Wallace would be detrimental to Millwall’s campaign. At present they are in the mix for a top-six push and they won’t want to lose the versatile forward to a potential rival in Forest.
The Reds have been busy in January. Keinan Davis, Steve Cook and Richie Laryea have all been added to Steve Cooper’s ranks this month.
Forest might not be done yet though. Wallace would be a welcome addition to the City Ground ranks and would provide an injection of Championship experience.
Final piece: Wallace would be perfect for Forest
Cooper loves players that can adapt to different systems and ones who can play in a number of positions. That leads him to Wallace and his ability to play in a number of roles could prove telling.
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Brennan Johnson and Philip Zinckernagel typically operate in the attacking roles. In reserve, however, there is very little to choose from.
Alex Mighten and Joe Lolley are both injured and that leaves Forest short. Signing Wallace would address the balance give Forest every chance of reaching the play-offs.