Nottingham Forest want Josh Bowler and are launching a new £2.5million bid to try and sign the Blackpool winger ahead of Fulham.
One day, Forest will have made their final signing of the 2022 summer transfer window.
That day certainly hasn’t come yet though, even after 16 signings this summer.
A centre back and a right wing back appear to be on Forest’s wish list, but a winger is now being linked with Forest once again.
Nottingham Forest want Josh Bowler
Forest fans are used to links with Josh Bowler now – they’ve been going on for months!
Forest were heavily linked with Bowler in January but reports suggested that he rejected a deadline day move.
The rumours have come up again and again, with Bowler’s name mentioned with Forest yet again this weekend.
The Sun’s Alan Nixon reports via Patreon that Forest are making a new £2.5million bid to try and prise Bowler away from Blackpool.
Bowler is out of contract next summer and Blackpool know they may need to take the cash and allow Bowler another shot at Premier League action.
Everton signed Bowler from the Queens Park Rangers ranks as a kid but he failed to make the grade at Goodison Park and was released last summer.
Blackpool swooped in and signed Bowler, a deal that certainly worked out well with seven goals and three assists.
A superb dribbler, Bowler can play on either flank and Forest will allegedly face a fight with Fulham for his signature.
It’s a surprise to see Forest linked though, especially as Steve Cooper’s current 3-4-1-2 setup doesn’t really utilise wingers.
Even if Cooper did switch to play with wingers, the likes of Emmanuel Dennis, Morgan Gibbs-White, Jesse Lingard and Brennan Johnson have all played out there in the past.
Cooper may fancy Bowler as a wing back, which would be a huge surprise, and that’s the only way we can really see Forest making a move for Bowler unless they think the value is just too good to pass up.