Nottingham Forest are waiting for Jed Wallace to regain full fitness before getting the player to the East Midlands for a medical, according to The Sun (16/01; page 60).
Wallace was left out of Millwall’s team to face the Reds yesterday. Gary Rowett suggested he wasn’t fit but conspiracy theorists will beg to differ.
It emerged yesterday that the 27-year-old is keen to leave the New Den this month. Forest, Leeds, Watford and Middlesbrough are all keen on the attacker.
Wallace has spent five years at Millwall. During that time he’s become a top player in the Championship but now he’s seeking pastures new.
His contract will be up in the summer. That has left Millwall in a difficult situation and with that in mind, a sale could now be inevitable.
Given the situation surrounding his current deal, the Lions won’t want him to leave for free. That means that Forest have a real chance of landing the player and boosting their own ranks.
Wallace can play in a number of positions. He has been known for playing out wide, although this season has seen him play more centrally at times.
This latest update looks like a massive positive, with many fans keen to see him added to the squad before the end of the month.
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Given the news of a medical set to take place, this looks like a positive situation for Forest. Wallace is class at Championship level and supporters will love this update.
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There will be some late competition. Boro have recruited well this month, whilst Leeds will naturally provide Wallace with a chance to play Premier League football.
The versatile forward could be a game-changing addition to the Forest ranks. As a result, the club has to do whatever it takes to get this one over the line.