Leeds United have been offered the chance to sign Valentin Castellanos following links to Nottingham Forest in January.

According to 90Min, the Argentinean will be leaving New York City during the summer and he could be Premier League-bound.

Manchester City did hold first dibs on the striker but they’ve unsurprisingly decided against making a move.

That has opened the door for other clubs to pounce, with Leeds and West Ham now considering moves.

Leeds offered Castellanos
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Forest were linked with a move for the striker during the January transfer window.

The Reds were considering casting their net abroad for a new talisman and three big names were mentioned.

Castellanos was on a list alongside Benfica hotshot Goncalo Ramos and Inter hotshot Martin Satriano.

Instead, Forest played it relatively safe, landing Keinan Davis and Sam Surridge from the domestic market.

Those deals served the club well with Forest ending the season by winning the play-offs and reaching the Premier League.

Now, Forest will look to increase their firepower ahead of their maiden top-flight campaign for 23 years.

Castellanos looked like a Dane Murphy link back in January and he could remain on the radar now.

During the 2022 MLS campaign, he’s found the net 11 times and claimed five assists operating through the middle as a centre forward.

Leeds offered Castellanos but Forest should remain keen

Despite only winning promotion just over a week ago, Forest have already been linked with a host of players.

That isn’t really a surprise. Forest do now have a nice bounty to spend after their win over Huddersfield and some spending will take place.

Castellanos is an intriguing character and he could be a useful addition to the ranks at just £8 million.

Leeds offered Castellanos
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It’s not clear how much the striker will cost but he could prove ideal to add some competition to the Reds.

Castellanos has scored 53 goals in 126 appearances for New York City and clearly, he knows where the net is.

Leeds and West Ham are both established Premier League options and perhaps they will have more significant clout than Forest.

With the Reds on the lookout for another striker though, they should certainly be keeping tabs on the man they wanted to sign in January.

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