Nottingham Forest are likely to get short shrift from Aston Villa should they try and sign Keinan Davis on a permanent in the summer, according to The Mirror.

The Reds took the striker on loan in January and he’s been a remarkable addition to the Forest ranks for the second half of the campaign.

Davis has scored five goals for the Reds. It’s perhaps his brute strength that has been a bigger attribute though.

He’s proved himself to be a real handful when leading the Forest line. Defenders are petrified of him and his dribbling skills are behind belief.

Davis is on the verge of giving Steve Cooper a headache ahead of the Wembley play-off final.

Forest Davis deal
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The striker showcased his quality against Sheffield United, particularly, in the second leg and the head coach must decide whether or not to start him.

Sam Surridge has plugged the gap nicely in his absence; although it’s fair to say that Davis does provide something a bit different.

The Mirror has claimed that Davis isn’t for sale this summer. They believe that a list of players deemed surplus has been compiled at Villa Park but the on-loan Forest man isn’t part of it.

That news will rock Forest. A month or two ago it was claimed that Davis might be available, with Villa keen to clear the decks to make way for summer signings.

It is thought, however, that Steven Gerrard sees Davis’ time at Forest as an important part of his development for the future.

Forest would love Keinan Davis but deal to sign him looks unlikely

There are very few strikers who boast the brute strength of Davis. With that in mind, he would have made a really useful addition to the ranks; regardless of what division they will play in.

The 24-year-old has bags of potential and he’s showcased in his time at the club that he’s a player with a really bright future.

Forest Davis deal
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A lot can happen over the course of the summer. The hope will be that Villa land their own striker targets and that Forest can pounce to sign him again.

If that doesn’t happen, Davis will take some serious replacing by Forest next season and Steve Cooper will have some work to do.

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