Sam Surridge will undergo a medical at Nottingham Forest after a £2 million bid was accepted by Stoke City this afternoon, John Percy has confirmed.

The striker played for Steve Cooper at Swansea City and a medical will take place in Nottingham later this afternoon.

Forest have moved quickly to sign a talisman. Influential performer Lewis Grabban hobbled off during yesterday’s 2-1 defeat to Cardiff and looks set for a length lay-off.

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Surridge has been in and out of the Stoke team this season. He’s only started six times for the Potters and hasn’t really convinced Michael O’Neill of his quality.

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The striker has scored four times in all competitions which isn’t bad considering he’s barely played throughout the campaign.

At 23, Surridge has the potential and time to continue his development. With the likes of Brennan Johnson, Philip Zinckernagel and James Garner creating chances, he could thrive in the Forest team.

Grabban will be sorely missed. Lyle Taylor has gone out on loan and Forest are left with a void to fill in their squad.

Keinan Davis does have two from his last two games but perhaps he is a useful option elsewhere in the team.

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The youngster only joined Stoke in the summer for a fee of £5.5 million from Bournemouth. For whatever reason, it hasn’t worked out and perhaps a move is in the interest of all parties.

A quick glance at Twitter will tell you how pathetic the club’s fan base can be at times. He has already been written off, without any context of the number of games he has played this season at all.

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Surridge scored four times under Cooper during the 2019/20 campaign. He’s clearly a player that the gaffer is keen to link up with and the player will hope to repay his faith.

A fee of £2 million will hardly break the bank. It will, however, ensure that the squad is well-stocked upfront in the absence of Grabban.

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