Nottingham Forest will make a fresh bid to sign Blackpool winger Josh Bowler during the summer transfer window, according to Football League World.
The Reds tried desperately to sign the 23-year-old during January but were thwarted in their efforts by a defiant Tangerines.
Forest won’t be alone in their summer interest. Leicester, Burnely and Bournemouth are all thought to be interested in signing the Championship performer.
Bowler has been a revelation for Blackpool during 2021/22. He has scored eight goals and claimed three assists, despite playing for a mid-table club.
He checked in on the seaside during the summer, signing for Neil Critchley on a free transfer after leaving Everton for free.
Bowler is out of contract in the summer; although Blackpool have an option to extend that by a further year which will almost certainly be activated.
Forest thought they’d got their man on transfer deadline day. At the eleventh hour, however, Bower decided to stay put.
The youngster might have got a taste of what it’d be like playing for Forest during last weekend’s game.
He was part of the Blackpool side that got destroyed 4-1 by the Reds during a routine afternoon for Steve Cooper’s men.
Bowler could be ideal summer signing for Forest
Forest will undoubtedly go on the lookout for new players in the summer and Bowler fits the profile nicely.
At 23 he has plenty of years ahead of him and he wouldn’t cost the earth in the way of a transfer fee either.
The Reds will have some other irons in the fire and naturally, interest from the Premier League could turn his head further.
Bowler loves to take defenders on and boots an array of skills to bamboozle defenders on a regular basis.
That level of flamboyance could be ideal in Cooper’s attacking style and signing him seems like a no-brainer if a deal can be done.