Nottingham Forest defender Mohamed Drager appears to be a wanted man this month. According to Malherbe-Inside, Caen, Saint-Etienne, Rijeka and Standard Liege are all keen to sign him before the month is out.
The 25-year-old is currently with Tunisia at the African Cup of Nations. His country are through the last eight, with Burkina Faso standing between them and a semi-final berth.
Drager has struggled to make an impact at Forest. Injuries and various international tournaments have so far seen him fail to make a single appearance for the senior ranks.
Naturally, that has seen speculation spark over his future. With Richie Laryea joining from Toronto FC, it does seem likely that Steve Cooper would be willing to let him leave before the window closes.
Drager made one substitute appearance against West Brom in November. Forest drew 0-0 but the Tunisian failed to get on the pitch.
It’s unlikely that Drager will be back at Forest anytime soon. Tunisia should beat Burkina Faso at the weekend and that will see him stay in Cameroon for another week at least.
As a result, Forest may have to make a decision on his future whilst he’s with the national team at their latest tournament.
Decision: Forest must make call on Drager
With Djed Spence in flying form, the chances of Drager forcing his way into the team look pretty slim at the moment.
If teams are willing to offer Forest a sum of money between now and the end of the window, perhaps it’s something the club should look at.
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The report claims that Caen have made an offer for the player and perhaps that’s something which Drager would be willing to consider.
With Laryea now signed, the 26-cap player might find his chances of first-team football restricted at Forest and a move could suit all parties.