Nottingham Forest are considering a move to sign Hungary centre-back Attila Szalai, according to Turkish outlet Takvim.
The uncompromising defender played in his country’s 1-0 win over England last night and Forest won’t be alone in the race to sign him.
Fulham and Newcastle are also keen to sign the man who plays for the Turkish top-flight outfit, Fenerbahce.
The 24-year-old fits the profile of a Dane Murphy signing down to the ground and he’d retain significant resale value.
Forest have been linked with several central defenders since winning promotion last Sunday.
Tottenham star Joe Rodon and Newcastle captain Jamaal Lascelles were two names mentioned last week, with Szalai now on the radar.
The Hungarian has made 65 appearances for his current club. Now, a move to the Premier League could be on the cards.
Newcastle will provide stern competition. They are a club on the up following their Saudi takeover and will likely spend big this summer.
Fulham are in the same boat as Forest. They won the Championship last season and they will aim to quash the notion of being a yo-yo club.
Szalai has a decent reputation and he typically operates on the left-hand side of a back two or three.
Scott McKenna currently plays in that position and as one of the best players of the season, it looks unlikely that he will be replaced any time soon.
Forest want Szalai and he could prove a shrewd investment
Forest will likely go in search of a new central defender this summer.
Tobias Figueiredo is out of contract, whilst Loic Mbe Soh and Jonathan Panzo are viewed as ones to watch in the future.
Joe Worrall, Steve Cook and McKenna will all likely earn themselves a chance to impress in the Premier League.
Competition for places will be a must though and Szalai can clearly play.
He’s a regular for the national team and his outing against England was his 24th cap for his country.