Nottingham Forest are in the mix to sign PSG wonderkid Eric Junior Dina Ebimbe, according to Le 10 Sport. The Reds were linked with a move for the player last summer but he chose to stay put in Paris instead.
During the 2020/21 campaign, he made 31 appearances on loan at Dijon, scoring once and claiming one assist. Now, PSG are preparing to cash in on the 21-year-old, with Forest seemingly back in the mix to try and sign him this summer.
Ebimbe has 14 PSG appearances to his name. He’s failed to score for the French giants but did come through the ranks with current Forest defender Loic Mbe Soh.
Forest are desperate to bolster their attacking ranks. The beauty of Ebimbe is that he can operate in a number of positions across the pitch.
Last season he made just 14 appearances and was largely used as a central midfielder. Naturally, however, he plays on either flank; featuring more often than not on the right-hand side during his season-long stint at Dijon.
Ebimbe will be out of contract next summer. As a result, PSG hope to sell him for between £4 million and £8 million this summer, with Forest keen to complete a deal.
Nothing is close though and it’s actually claimed that Forest aren’t leading the race. Eintracht Frankfurt are believed to be the frontrunners for his signature.
Forest in the mix to sign Ebimbe but proven options are now a must
It’s admirable that the Reds are still targeting young players with the future in mind. However, they must continue trying to add some proven Premier League players to their ranks.
Forest have done well so far this summer. No fewer than 12 new recruits have been added to the ranks and it will be interesting to see how they get on.
Cooper will know there is work to do, however. His squad is still light in some areas of the pitch and more players will be needed before the window shuts.
With Ebimbe one for the future and Forest having already spent over £80 million, perhaps this deal is one that shouldn’t be deemed urgent.