Nottingham Forest are keen to sign Riccardo Marchizza from Sassuolo, according to Turkish outlet Spor Undibi.
The left-back has just returned to his current club after a season spent out on loan with Empoli.
During his time in Serie A, he made 22 appearances during 2021/22, featuring as a left-back.
Marchizza has played for several clubs in Italy. He lists Roma, Spezia, Crotone, Empoli and Sassuolo as his former clubs.
Forest have been on the lookout for a new left-back, with Steve Cooper keen to ensure his squad is well-stocked.
Marchizza is deemed surplus to requirements with Sassuolo and he could move on this summer.
The Reds have added Omar Richards to their ranks with Harry Toffolo set to be announced very soon.
That would leave the club with two pretty decent wing-back options for the left-hand side.
It would perhaps seem odd to be signing another one with the squad already boasting two.
Jack Colback can also play in the position too and it will be interesting to see what the future holds for him this season.
Marchizza has nine caps for the Italy under-21 outfit and rose through the youth ranks with the national team.
Forest keen to sign Marchizza but the deal doesn’t make sense
SIgning Marchizza makes zero sense at this stage. Forest have Richards and are set to announce Toffolo and having three left-back opinions wouldn’t be ideal.
Unless something happened to one of those two players, Marchizza would surely find regular action really hard to come by.
Of course, having competition for places is a must. Signing another left-back is highly unlikely to be top of the club’s list of priorities.
Furthermore, the player missed the final 15 matches of the campaign with a serious ACL injury and that doesn’t bode well.
Rumour rating: 3/10 – This one doesn’t make much sense and is perhaps just too much of a risk.
His injury at the back end of the season is a worry and he’s hardly been able to hold down regular game time with one club.
Furthermore, this comes from a Turkish outlet. Quite why they would be on the pulse with a transfer involving an English club and Italian club remains to be seen.