Middlesbrough are weighing up an ambitious move to sign Nottingham Forest striker Sam Surridge. Championship outfit West Brom are also keen on taking the talisman on loan until the end of the season before the window closes.

Boro are pushing hard to try and sign the 24-year-old. According to Football Insider, Chris Wilder is desperately keen to add the Forest marksman to his ranks prior to tomorrow night’s transfer deadline.

Surridge checked in at Forest during the January transfer window. To be totally honest, the signing was met with mixed reviews but the striker soon silenced his critics.

Middlesbrough move for Surridge
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He scored eight goals as Forest won promotion to the Premier League. His highlights included a stunning hat-trick in a 5-1 win over Swansea and a goal against Huddersfield in the FA Cup.

Now, he’s been pushed down the pecking order. Forest have signed several new players this summer and after starting against Newcastle, he’s made just two Premier League appearances.

Surridge is a wonderful finisher and last season he drew praise from Glenn Murray. After a goalscoring performance against West Brom, he called him a ‘fantastic player’ following another quality goal.

Boro have started the season poorly. They were beaten in the 94th minute by Watford last night and Wilder wants some reinforcements before tomorrow’s deadline.

Middlesbrough weighing up move for Surridge

The Forest talisman is a natural finisher and it would perhaps be a strange one for the club to allow him to leave on loan.

Surridge netted twice in last week’s 3-0 win over Grimsby in the Carabao Cup at Blundell Park and the player looks sharp.

Middlesbrough move for Surridge
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Forest have added Emmanuel Dennis and Taiwo Awoniyi to their ranks this summer but those players are different to Surridge.

If the Reds do loan the player out, it shouldn’t be for the full season. They should include an option to reassess the situation again in January ad take things from there.

Surridge can play a part on Trentside this season and this looks like a big decision to be made by Steev Cooper and the club.

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