Nottingham Forest are eyeing a move for former Manchester City youngster Cameron Humphreys, according to the Daily Mail. Luton, Blackburn and Huddersfield are all credited with an interest in the 23-year-old.

Humphreys made two appearances for Manchester City having risen through the youth ranks. He opted to leave in the summer of 2019, however, signing for Zulte Waregem in Belgium on a free transfer.

During 2020/21 he made the loan move to Excelsior but found regular game time hard to come by. He made just three appearances and also turned out for the under-21s on a couple of occasions.

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This season he’s made an impact on the Belgian top-flight. He has made 28 appearances for the club but now fancies a return to England to continue his development.

The centre-back has made a name for himself on the continent with a string of fine performances. Now, the former England under-19 man is on the radar of Steve Cooper.

Forest may find themselves on the lookout for a new defender. Joe Worrall is being courted by several Premier League clubs, leaving Steve Cook and Scott McKenna as senior options.

Tobias Figueiredo could depart when his contract expires; whilst Loic Mbe Soh and Jonathan Panzo are perhaps viewed as options for the future.

Humphreys ticks lots of boxes for Forest

Forest have a different transfer strategy these days. It’s one that centres around younger players being signed with CEO Dane Murphy keen for players to retain some sell-on value.

The Reds need to ensure their squad is well-stocked next season. Right now, it seems likely that two lists of targets will be compiled given that Forest still have a shout at promotion.

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Humphreys has a long list of admirers already. With that in mind, Forest might need to act quickly to secure the central defender for next season.

Cooper has a proven track record of working with younger players. As a result, Humphreys might just feel that his development is best served at Forest.

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