Nottingham Forest are eyeing a move to sign Manchester City defender Issa Kabore, according to Nottinghamshire Live.
The 21-year-old spent the 2021/22 campaign on loan at Troyes where he performed really well.
City chose to loan him out to their sister club and now a domestic loan could be on the cards for next season.
During his most recent loan, he made 31 appearances for Troyes and typically operated as a right wing-back.
The Reds are drawing up a contingency list in the event that re-signing Djed Spence doesn’t take place during the summer.
Kabore is one name on the list and his prospects of regular football at City look increasingly bleak.
The Premier League player is cut from the same cloth as Spence and comes into his own when it comes to attacking.
Kabore has a contract at the Etihad Stadium until 2025 and it seems likely that City will only sanction a loan move.
Forest won promotion back to the Premier League last Sunday, beating Huddersfield 1-0 in the Championship play-off final at Wembley.
Forest must now go in search of some more quality to bolster Steve Cooper’s squad and a right-back will be on the agenda.
Mohamed Drager is likely to leave, whilst Richie Laryea has featured very little for the Reds since arriving in January.
Forest would dearly love Spence to come back, although there is no guarantee of that at this stage.
Forest want Kabore and he looks like an exciting player
City don’t have too many players come through their ranks who turn out to be duds. As a rest, Kabore might prove to be a useful player to sign.
The right-back loves getting forward and that could see him become a perfect component of Forest’s team.
Cooper is a big fan of his wing-backs assisting with attacks and Kabore would probably relish that sort of role in the Forest team.
Kabore is unlikely to get a crack of the whip when it comes to playing for City and a move to Forest could certainly be appealing.
The 24-time Burkina Faso star could be on the move this summer and Forest pouncing could be ideal for all parties.