Paul Mukairu has reportedly edged closer to a move to Nottingham Forest after he was left out of the Antalyaspor squad yesterday.
The Turkish club faced a big game against Fenerbahce but Mukairu was absent as they drew 1-1.
Mukairu has been tentatively linked with a move to the City Ground since the summer. CEO Dane Murphy is thought to be a big fan of the player.
Now, it seems as though the Reds are set to get their man prior to the transfer window close in a couple of weeks.
The report by Ajansspor claims that an agreement is now in place and Mukairu will be a Forest player in the near future.
A winger by trade, the 21-year-old has also spent some time playing up front this season.
He’s found the net three times and would very much be viewed as one for the future by Forest.
He does fit the profile of a player that Murphy would typically target, whilst Steve Cooper has a solid track record with young talent.
Mukairu spent some time on loan with Anderlecht last season, earning praise from Vincent Kompany.
There he scored four goals and registered four assists from 32 appearances.
Exciting: Mukairu looks like decent Forest addition
The incoming Forest man could prove a useful addition. It’s no secret the Reds need some players and the attack could particularly use a lift.
Mukairu is quick, skilful and simply loves to take players on. At 21, he’s also a player yet to reach the peak of his powers.
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The youngster fits the model of what Murphy want’s to bring to Forest and this signing could prove to be a decent one.
Signing him now is intriguing and the hope will be that he can help the Reds climb into the play-offs between now and May.