Nottingham Forest might have been handed a huge boost in their quest to sign Aston Villa striker Keinan Davis.
The Reds landed the talisman in January on loan until the remainder of the campaign.
He has quickly set about becoming a fan favourite, with his brute strength a clear asset to Steve Cooper’s team.
Davis has scored four goals for the Reds but his game is about far more than simply putting the ball in the net.
Now, it seems as though Forest will have a real chance of signing the 24-year-old during the summer.
Birmingham Live reporter Ashley Preece thinks that Davis is on borrowed time at Villa Park and believes bids will be entertained.
He told Nottinghamshire Live: “Clubs will be queuing up to take him, for sure.
“But, in a nutshell, it’s believed that his Villa future is done. He’s loved it at the City Ground and it’s really rejuvenated his career.
“The feeling at Villa is that he’s surplus to requirements.”
Forest will undoubtedly be in the market for a striker in the summer. Lewis Grabban is out of contract and right now there is no sign of a new deal.
Sam Surridge is on the books but other than that the options aren’t exactly proven ones.
Forest must move heaven and earth for Davis
Preece believes that Aston Villa will value Davis between £5m and £10m, but we think that appears ambitious, to say the least.
Davis won’t be available on the cheap, of course, but Forest will fancy negotiating a decent price for the loanee.
The youngster has really grown as a player in such a short space of time under Cooper.
As a result, Forest might hold some aces when it comes to fighting off expected competition from other clubs.
The Reds fan base has grown fond of Davis and the club can’t afford not to try and sign him permanently.