Nottingham Forest nearly signed Inter striker Martin Satriano during the January transfer window, The Telegraph has confirmed.
The talisman instead opted to join Brest in France and he’s found the net four times in 10 appearances.
Steve Cooper identified the need for a striker during the mid-season window, signing Keinan Davis and Sam Surridge.
Dane Murphy cast his net far and wide though and Inter talent Satriano was on the agenda for Forest.
Now, the ship looks to have sailed, with top European clubs vying for his signature in the summer.
His form for Brest has seen Torino, Napoli, Marseille, Dortmund and Atletico Madrid scouts flocking to watch him.
Satriano has a long-term contract at the San Siro. He is tied into his contract with Inter until 2027 and is unlikely to come cheap to potential suitors.
The young striker signed for the Serie A side in 2020. He joined from Nacional in Uruguay and was tipped as a star of the future.
Forest haven’t been disappointed with their January recruits. Davis has brought a new dimension to the Forest attack, with Surridge also doing good things from the bench.
Satriano ship looks to have sailed for Forest
The youngster looks set to be a wanted man this summer. If the Reds do win promotion to the Premier League then perhaps he will remain on the radar.
With some of Europe’s big-hitters casting flirtatious glances at him, however, signing him would be a difficult deal for Forest to complete.
Satriano has lots of sound attributes, not least his ability to score different types of goals and come alive in the penalty area.
Lewis Grabban could leave the club in the summer and a younger model is likely to be required.
Right now, that doesn’t look like being Satriano.