Nottingham Forest sent scouts to watch Brendan Wiredu during the January transfer window but he could now be heading to League One. The Star claims that Sheffield Wednesday are now in the mix to sign the central midfielder.
It was The Telegraph who claimed Forest were looking at the former Charlton man. They had been spotted watching the player in action for Colchester United and he could be on the move this summer.
Wiredu is a somewhat feisty midfielder. He collected 13 yellow cards during the 2021/22 campaign; highlighting his willingness to get stuck in for the cause.
There is a player in there too though. Despite his combative nature during last season, he did score twice and register six goals despite playing in a more defensive box-to-box role.
Wiredu also showcased some versatility over the last 12 months. He has played in a couple of central midfield roles, as a number 10 and also on the right-hand side of a flat four in midfield.
The 22-year-old looks to have a bright future in the game. Perhaps moving to League One is a sensible next step as he looks to climb through the Football League.
Forest have put their transfer plans on the backburner. Until next Sunday they won’t know whether it’ll be Premier League or Championship football they’re playing next season.
Forest sent scouts to watch Wiredu but he’s probably not on the radar for now
The youngster is still somewhat raw. With that in mind, the Reds will perhaps look towards more experienced options to come into their midfield ranks next season.
Forest already have a couple of youngsters. Braian Ojeda could get a bigger chance next season, whilst Tyrese Fornah will hope to be around the first team.
As a result, Wiredu could be the right player at the wrong time for Forest. Moving to League One looks like a sensible move and it will be interesting to see how he develops at Hillsborough.
Forest fans will be buoyed by the fact that younger players will sell on potential are being targeted. Wiredu does look like a player they won’t be signing this summer, however.