Nottingham Forest could be set to recoup a sell-on fee with Blackburn Rovers set to lose Ben Brereton Diaz.

According to TEAMtalk, the striker is all set to move to La Liga outfit Sevilla ahead of next season.

Forest sold Brereton Diaz in 2019 for a fee in the region of £7 million; with the Reds sticking a sell-on clause in the deal.

During the last 12 months, Brereton Diaz has scaled pretty dizzy heights and is now a regular for the Chile national team.

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In 34 games during 2021/22 he’s found the net 21 times and it’s not before time given how his Rovers career started.

Forest’s decision to sell him looked more than justified for a good two years, with Brereton Diaz struggling to get going.

In 90 games prior to this campaign, the ex-Forest academy graduate had found the net just nine times for Tony Mowbray’s team.

That is a remarkable transformation and Blackburn now look set to recoup in the region of £20 million for his services.

If Forest have, as expected, put a sell-on clause in his contract then it would recommend a tidy bit of business if he does touchdown in Seville.

Brereton Diaz now a global name but Forest were right to sell him

Very few would have predicted his meteoric rise to stardom and things have gone a bit crazy since his Chile call-up.

He has started scoring goals and at 23-years-old he still has bags of time ahead of him to keep improving.

West Ham and Leeds were both keen to sign the talisman and many Forest fans believed the club were wrong to sell him.

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It’s not quite as clear-cut as that though and at the time, the Reds were more than justified to sell Brereton Diaz.

He found the net just nine times in 57 appearances for the Reds and £7 million still represented quality business.

It’ll be fascinating to see how the striker gets on at a top European club but Forest were right to cash in on him at the time.

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