Nottingham Forest might have been handed a boost in their quest to sign Jed Wallace from Millwall. According to News at Den, the Lions have made bids for two attackers in order to soften the blow of the 27-year-old departing.
The versatile forward is on the radar of Forest. Leeds United, Watford and Besiktas are also interested in signing the proven Championship performer.
Forest have already seen two bids rejected for Wallace. It was claimed late last week that a third bid had been made, with the club awaiting Millwall’s response.
Steve Cooper’s men will travel to the New Den this week. Wallace has been injured and was left out of Gary Rowett’s team to play Crystal Palace in the FA Cup on Saturday.
Wallace has made 22 appearances for Millwall this season. He has missed the last four league games through injury though and his future is now uncertain.
Besiktas have offered the player a pre-contract agreement. With domestic interest, however, Wallace may choose to weigh up his options.
In 243 appearances for the South Londoners, the Millwall man has scored 41 goals and claimed 43 assists for the club.
Forest have been busy this month. Keinan Davis, Steve Cook and Richie Laryea have all been added to Cooper’s ranks during the transfer window.
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The Reds need to get serious. It’s easy to see why Forest have reservations about bidding too much, with Wallace out of contract in the summer.
Now looks like the perfect time to snare him from the Championship rivals, however. There would be no settling in period and he’s a solid second-tier operator.
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Wallace would add something different to Forest’s attack. Philip Zinckernagel and Brennan Johnson are the only fit options right now really; with Alex Mighten and Joe Lolley, both injured.
It won’t take an absolute fortune to snatch Wallace and as a result, Forest must get this one over the line.