Nottingham Forest are still pushing hard to sign Millwall attacker Jed Wallace before next week’s transfer deadline, according to Football League World.
The 27-year-old is out of contract during the summer. He has reportedly been valued at £9 million, although it’s highly unlikely the Lions will receive that amount.
Wallace has been injured recently. He was expected to return for last week’s defeat against Forest but still wasn’t available for selection against Blackpool on Saturday.
Now, it seems as though Forest are hopeful. Next Monday’s deadline is now on the horizon and another attacking option is to be sought.
Philip Zinckernagel and Brennan Johnson linked up to score Forest’s second goal against Derby on Saturday.
Aside from those two, however, there is little in reserve. Both Alex Mighten and Joe Lolley are currently nursing injuries and Forest want to ensure they’re well-stocked.
Wallace has been a fantastic servant to Millwall. He’s been with the club five years and during that time, he’s become one of the best crossers of a ball in the second tier.
During 21 outings during 2021/22, the experienced performer has scored five goals and claimed six assists for the Lions.
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Given his age, Wallace is practically in his prime right now. As a result, the Reds have to do whatever it takes to get this deal over the line.
They’d be wise to have some other irons in the fire, of course, but Wallace would send a real message to the rest of the division.
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The Millwall man can play in a number of positions in the final third. That versatility would make him ideal for Steve Cooper who loves his teams to play in a number of different formations.
Wallace would send a real message and Forest are wise not to drop this one just yet.