Nottingham Forest could move for an unnamed Premier League youngster before the transfer window closes. Will Unwin of The Guardian believes Forest could make a move, whilst also confirming Jed Wallace is a number one target for the Reds.
The report does suggest that there is no major interest at the moment. It does seem as though Forest have other irons in the fire should Wallace prove unattainable.
It will naturally spark debate as to who this youngster might be. Haydon Roberts of Brighton was linked, although that looks unlikely following Steve Cook’s arrival earlier this month.
The player could be an attacker. Perhaps Steve Cooper has identified a younger player, should a deal for the Millwall man leave the table.
Forest could certainly do with another attacker. Brennan Johnson and Philip Zinckernagel are the two main options at the moment, with Alex Mighten and Joe Lolley both injured.
Xande Silva is relatively unproven, whilst Joao Carvalho could sign for Olympiacos before the end of the transfer window.
That does leave options in short supply and another attacker will be sought. One more signing looks like being ideal and it will be interesting to see who arrives at Forest.
Signing another attacker could dictate final months of the season
Having one more attacker could be the difference between reaching the play-offs and not. Forest have to get it right and Cooper will know he could do with another option.
So far the club has done well. To have Steve Cook, Keinan Davis and Richie Laryea in place already represents pretty steady business from a Forest perspective.
The final signing looks like being the most important though. If it’s Wallace, great. What is positive is that Forest appear to have a contingency plan and that could be crucial as the window draws to a close.