Nottingham Forest are eyeing a move for Leicester City midfielder Hamza Choudhury, according to The Mirror.
The Reds will go in search of several new players this summer as they bid to be competitive in the Premier League.
A new midfielder will almost certainly be on Steve Cooper’s shortlist for the summer as he aims to bolster the ranks.
James Garner will return to Manchester United and that leaves Forest with a void to fill in the engine room.
Ryan Yates, Cafu, Jack Colback, Braian Ojeda and Tyrese Fornah will compete for a place but a more proven option will be sought.
Choudhury has dropped way down the pecking order in Brendan Rodgers’ team and is now seeking a move.
Forest arent the only team who fancy him. Frank Lampard is also a huge admirer and he’d welcome him at Everton.
The 24-year-old made just 12 appearances last season with just six of those coming in the Premier League.
Choudhury has just one year to run on his Leicester contract and the Foxes would welcome the chance to cash in.
The former England under-21 international is represented by the same agency as five Forest players.
He is on the books of Wasserman who also represent Scott McKenna, Joe Lolley, Sam Surridge, Jack Colback and academy starlet Riley Harbottle.
Choudhury is a tough-tackling midfielder who typically operates in a more defence-minded midfield role.
It’s unclear how much Leicester will want for their player but a King Power Stadium departure does look likely.
Forest are eyeing Choudhury and some fans will need convincing
This link is perhaps one of the more underwhelming ones. Indeed, it could be a coincidental link considering the amount of Forest players who are represented by the same agent.
Choudhury does have 53 Premier League appearances to his name and that does make him experienced in the top flight.
The youngster will likely have other suitors and perhaps he’s not near the top of Forest’s list.
It’s fair to say that Garner’s departure does leave a huge hole in the middle of the park.
As a result, Cooper will look to strengthen in that area and clearly, Choudhury is one of the players on his list of targets.
Rumour rating: 3/10 – this link is perhaps a little bit underwhelming.
Choudhury hasn’t been a first-team regular for a couple of years and there could be a period of time for him to get up to speed.
Given Cooper’s reputation, fans will trust the process when it comes to any players that he’d wish to sign.
Fans would likely prefer other options but if he does sign the Reds faithful might need some convincing about Choudhury.