Nottingham Forest were linked with a move for Cyrus Christie at the weekend but they face competition from Swansea City.
The former Reds full-back was mentioned in an article by Sky Sports as possible suitors for Christie’s signature.
During the 2020/21 campaign, the 28-year-old made 44 appearances for Forest, claiming five assists across the season.
Russell Martin took him to Wales for the second half of the season that’s just finished and he made 23 appearances for the club.
Interestingly, he played as a wing-back, scoring three goals and helping himself to five assists from just half a campaign at Swansea.
Now, Martin has confirmed that he’d dearly like to bring him back to the Liberty Stadium. There is, however a problem for the Swans.
He told BBC Wales: “We are probably a little bit apart in terms of where he has been financially and where we are at.
“I think the conversation will keep going on and it might change again. But we do have other options apart from Cyrus as well.”
Christie has 28 caps for the Republic of Ireland and he does boast lots of experience when it comes to Championship football.
He has played for Coventry, Derby, Middlesbrough, Fulham and Forest during his career and that should make him a wanted man.
Forest linked with Cyrus Christie but he could soon be off the radar
The Reds fans warmed to Christie as the 2020/21 campaign progressed. His performances grew and with regular football he did begin to thrive.
Is Christie really a Premier League player though?
The answer is probably no. He does have 28 top-flight appearances to his name but the fact he’s played most of his football in the Championship is telling.
If Forest beat Huddersfield later this month they will become a Premier League club for the first time in 23 years.
As a result, they will likely go in search of a far better right-back than Christie and they might even sign a current loanee.
Djed Spence has been excellent in the Garibaldi. He has been linked with several top clubs but promotion to the Premier League could see Forest pounce for the 21-year-old.
Should Forest fail in their promotion quest, there could be a conversation to be had about Christie.