Nottingham Forest are some way off signing Jed Wallace from Millwall, according to The Guardian’s Will Unwin. The Reds have been linked all month with the 27-year-old who will be out of contract at the end of the season.
It would seem that Wallace is keen to leave the New Den. He has been linked with Forest, Leeds, Watford, Middlesbrough and Besiktas already this month.
Lots of reports have suggested lots of different situations. On Sunday, it was claimed that Wallace was due at Forest for a medical; a situation which now seems quite a way off!
It does seem as though Forest want Wallace though. He is the primary target between now and the end of the month, although there are other irons in the fire.
The versatile forward would be a sound signing for Forest. He can play anywhere across the front three and has also been utilised as a striker by Gary Rowett this season.
He’s been at Millwall for five years and has been a mainstay in their team. He’s scored 41 goals and claimed 43 assists during 243 appearances for the South Londoners.
Sadly, for Forest fans, this won’t be a quick win. The report claims that a breakthrough in any Forest deal is some way off being completed.
That does provide a little problem. Forest will have wanted their business done early, but now they face this one going to the end of the window.
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The Millwall man is a player worth waiting for. He’s a proven Championship performer and if it goes to the end of the window.
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It’s been claimed earlier this week that the Lions want £9 million for Wallace. That simply won’t happen and given his contract situation, they could accept less.
The Reds will have other options to pursue and that bodes well. Wallace is the standout target though and Forest should go full speed ahead for his signature.