Ryan Longman is back on the radar of Nottingham Forest, according to The72. Brighton could recall the winger this month and then send him to another Championship outfit.
Forest are in the mix to sign him alongside Preston and Huddersfield. Hull are also hoping that they might be able to keep him beyond the end of the month.
Last season, Longman was on loan with AFC Wimbledon. In League One, he scored eight goals and registered two assists despite a season of struggle for the Dons.
The youngster is highly rated by Brighton. At 21 he has a bright future ahead of him and the Seagulls want to make sure he’s at the best club for his development.
During 2021/22 he has made 16 appearances for the Tigers. He has played on both flanks and also as a striker, scoring three goals and claiming two assists.
Chris Hughton was really keen to bring Longman to Forest. Ultimately the club opted for other deals, however, and the talented forward went to Hull.
Now, Brighton are considering a change of scenery for their youngster. Forest are likely to still have Longman on their radar and could enter battle for his signature.
The Reds have added three players to their ranks already this month. Keinan Davis, Steve Cook and Richie Laryea have all been added, with more set to follow.
Talent: Longman ticks the boxes for Forest
Longman was brilliant against Everton on Saturday. He scored the goal which saw Hull take the Toffees to extra-time and was largely impressive.
It does seem odd that Brighton are perhaps considering a recall. He’s playing regularly for the Tigers and surely that is paramount at this stage.
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Longman ticks all the boxes for Dane Murphy. He is young, had sell-on value and boasts the experience of playing in the Championship.
A loan deal wouldn’t make much sense though. Forest have five loanees in their squad and another doesn’t seem to come with a deal of logic.
If a permanent deal can be struck, Longman would be a brilliant signing. On loan, perhaps Forest are better off letting a Championship rival steal a march.