Nottingham Forest are reportedly interested in Riley McGree, according to The Sun. The midfielder is also wanted by Middlesbrough, with Chris Wilder thought to be leading the race for his signature.
Forest have recently added Richie Laryea to their ranks from the MLS. Now, it would seem that another player is on the radar in the form of the Charlotte FC star.
McGree is an attacking midfielder. He made 15 appearances for Birmingham during a loan spell earlier this season but has now returned to his parent club.
The youngster scored twice and claimed two assists for Lee Bowyer’s team. He was on the pitch for 32 minutes as Forest thrashed Birmingham 3-0 in October.
Now, it would seem as though the Reds are rivalling Boro for his signature. Wilder is around £500,000 short apparently, although the club can meet his wage demands.
The Australian 23-year-old is tipped by many for bright things in the game. He has six caps for his country to his name and has played for Adelaide United, Melbourne City and Newcastle Jets in his homeland.
Forest have signed three players so far this month. Laryea was the latest signed last night, with Steve Cook and Keinan Davis the other early additions made by Cooper.
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This is one that doesn’t make a whole host of sense. The Sun are renowned for being wide of the mark when it comes to transfers and that seems like being the case here.
Forest have a plethora of midfielders. Ryan Yates, Jack Colback, James Garner, Braian Ojeda, Cafu and Tyrese Fornah are all competing for places.
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Having made three signings already, the club’s business could be coming to a close. One more player might be in their sights but a central midfielder looks unlikely.
As a result, this isn’t one for fans to get overly stuck up on. McGree will likely sign for Middlesbrough and this does seem like agents and journalists doing their best to ramp up the interest.