Nottingham Forest will make a third bid for Josh Bowler before the end of the transfer window, according to Football League World.
It was claimed by TEAMtalk earlier that a second Forest bid had been rejected by Blackpool who don’t want to lose their star man.
Bowler has showcased his quality during the 2021/22 campaign after joining on a free during the summer.
The 22-year-old left Everton after failing to make a single appearance for the Toffees. During 2019/20 he shone on loan at Hull and that alerted the Tangerines.
Bowler has typically operated on the left-hand side of Blackpool’s attack.
Forest are desperately keen to sign another attacker, with options in short supply. Alex Mighten and Joe Lolley are both injured and it’s not clear when they’ll return.
Bowler at 22 fits the criteria of a Dane Murphy signing down to the ground.
He would come in with his career still at the early stages and ultimately, Forest would retain some sell-on value on the fee which they pay for him.
Forest will need to up the ante though. Blackpool are currently standing firm and Neil Critchley seems adamant that he won’t be sold.
Quality: Bowler would be exciting Forest signing
When Blackpool came to Forest earlier in the season, Bowler was in fine form. Who Scored showcases that he made four crosses and completed 87% of his passes.
He was energetic and always wanted the ball from his teammates. Blackpool lost that game 2-1 but it’s fair to say that Bowler caught the eye.
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Forest would welcome his energy into their ranks. He would provide competition for the other attackers in the squad and should quickly win a place.
The Reds will need to increase their bid if they’re to get their man. If Brennan Johnson is sold, landing Bowler could become a whole lot easier.