Nottingham Forest are set to bolster their development ranks with the signing of Coleraine youngster Bobby Jack McAleese, according to the Belfast Telegraph.
Forest are set to make another assault on Northern Irish football. The pursuit of McAleese will see him join Dale Taylor, Aaron Donnelly and Jamie McDonnell who are already at the City Ground.
The Bannsiders are renowned for producing top youngsters. Forest believe that McAleese is the latest player capable of making the move from Northern Ireland to England.
The youngster was recently called into the Northern Ireland under-17 training camp for the first time. He looks set for a bright future and Forest have been forced to move quickly.
According to Transfermarkt, the player is a central midfielder. It’s unsure at this stage, however, what sort of role he fulfils in the engine room.
At 16, he will almost certainly link up with the under-18s in the immediate term. Warren Joyce’s men are embarking on their maiden season in the Premier League under-18 division.
The team are currently second bottom of the division and McAleese will hope to help the team climb the league.
Talent: McAleese can be useful Forest addition
It’s always a positive when Forest try and pluck the young talent from other countries. Northern Ireland has proved a hotbed of talent and this could be another eye-catching signing.
Given that Forest won’t be blessed with an abundance of options in midfield from next season, it could be a good time to join for McAleese.
He will see Forest as a club where the pathway is clear and one that is accommodating when it comes to giving younger players a chance.
The ball is set to be in his court and it’ll be interesting to see how he develops at the City Ground.