Nottingham Forest have discovered the valuation of Watford attacker Philip Zinckernagel, according to The Mirror.
The Danish performer spent the 2021/22 season on loan at the City Ground, helping the Reds win promotion.
He is now set to return to relegated Watford, although 90 Min recently claimed that Forest would enter discussions over a permanent deal.
Zinckernagel does have a long-term contract at Vicarage Road but he will be desperate to get a Premier League opportunity.
Last season he helped Watford win promotion but subsequently headed back to the Championship with Forest.
That setback hasn’t deterred him though and he’s been a fantastic player in the Reds team during 2021/22.
Zinckernagel scored seven times for Forest and registered 10 assists during the campaign as he thrived under Steve Cooper.
Now the boss wants him back at the club.
The latest reports will certainly prick Forest’s ears up, with The Mirror claiming that the Hornets want just £2 million for his services.
At that price, the number 10 might have other interested parties in the mix to sign him.
He’s clearly enjoyed his time at Forest though and he’d relish the chance to play Premier League football next season.
Salary Sport claims that Zinckernagel earns £14,000-a-week and with a Premier League kitty that wouldn’t provide an obstacle for Forest.
Forest discover Zinckernagel valuation and club must act
When the Danish attacker signed for Forest, it was anticipated that he might take a place on the flank.
Instead, he’s been deployed as an attacking midfielder and he’s really showcased his star quality.
It wasn’t particularly clear what he would bring to the Forest team either. Last season he scored one goal and claimed five assists from 21 Watford outings having joined in January.
Zinckernagel has proved his worth though.
Although Forest now have Premier League riches, that doesn’t mean they shouldn’t still look for a bargain or two.
Zinckernagel at £2 million should be an absolute no-brainer of a signing.
At 27-years-old he’s at the peak of his powers and he’d represent a smart addition to the Forest ranks.