Nottingham Forest were linked with a move for PSG talent Eric Junior Dina Ebimbe during the summer transfer window. Now, according to Foot Mercato, the exciting youngster is set for a big move to the Bundesliga.
Ebimbe is off to Germany this week where he will pen a loan deal with Bayer Leverkusen. The youngster is making the move in search of more frequent first-team action after falling down Mauricio Pochettino’s pecking order.
The 21-year-old has made 12 appearances for PSG this season. He has failed to score, although he did claim one assist in the Coupe De France against Vannes.
Ebimbe typically operates in the middle of the park. Forest were hopeful of landing the wonderkid on loan in the summer, with Chris Hughton keen to bolster his options in midfield.
It seems likely that the Reds opted to sign Braian Ojeda instead. Both players are similar and perhaps James Garner would have been added as a more progressive midfielder anyway.
Ebimbe will now spend the remainder of the season in Germany. He remains highly rated, however, and will be handed a new contract by PSG before he heads out this month.
Leverkusen are third in the Bundesliga and thrashed Augsburg 5-1 at the weekend.
Unfortunate: Forest would have welcome Ebimbe
Hindsight is a wonderful thing but perhaps Forest should have tried harder to sign the young Frenchman, although it’s likely to be PSG that stood firm.
Pochettino used him in his matchday squads more frequently during the opening exchanges of the campaign but in recent months he’s slipped down the pecking order.
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His form during his performances have clearly alerted bigger clubs and he does look set for a bright future.
Forest would have welcomed Ebimbe into their ranks. He keeps the ball well and enjoys fulfilling the box-to-box duties in midfield.
The talented wonderkid is one that got away from Forest and it’ll be intriguing to see how he goes during the next five months at Leverkusen.