Nottingham Forest will try and sign Max Lowe permanently following their promotion to the Premier League, according to 90 Min.
The Reds defeated Huddersfield 1-0 at Wembley on Sunday to end 23 years of hurt outside of the top flight.
Now, the club will get to work on the recruitment side of things and they want to keep Lowe at the club for next season.
The Reds squad is somewhat shy at left-back and it’s no surprise to see Lowe remain on the club’s list of targets.
Currently, he’s contracted to Sheffield United for another two years but Paul Heckingbottom could look to extend that this summer.
Lowe did struggle with a groin problem on two occasions during his time at the City Ground.
That meant that he only played 23 times in all competitions, although he did score one goal and claim four assists for the team.
His injury concerns are perhaps a worry. Forest will have to name a 25-man squad next season and they can ill-afford any passengers.
Lowe did showcase during his time at the club, however, that he can play.
He was instrumental when called upon and brought some real balance to the Forest team given his natural left-sided ability.
Now, the Reds are planning a conversation with Sheffield United over the possibility of keeping him on Trentside.
Lowe would surely be open to the prospects of proving himself as a Premier League player.
Despite a move from Derby to the Blades when they were a top-flight club, he was given just eight appearances in the division by ex-boss Chris Wilder.
Forest will try and sign Lowe and he could prove useful addition
Make no bones about it, his injury problems are a cause for concern.
But, Lowe has done enough when he has played to showcase that he would certainly be a decent squad option on Trentside.
Forest have struggled over the years to find themselves a left-back.
Lowe is the best they’ve had for many years and if he can stay fit there is enough to suggest that he’d be capable in the Premier League.
At 25, he could still develop and perhaps more importantly he’s a player that Cooper trusts.
Forest could do a lot worse than sign Lowe permanently and it seems unlikely that he would cost a fortune either.