Nottingham Forest are interested in signing Jamil Siebert during the January transfer window, according to Bild. The Reds will rival Roma for the player who is currently on loan with Viktoria Koln from Fortuna Dusseldorf.
Siebert is a central defender and he plays for the Germany under-20 outfit. Leicester and Jose Mourinho are keen to make a January move for the player and Forest might need to move quickly.
The 20-year-old is an absolute giant of a player. He stands at 6ft 3in and that makes him a menace when it comes to winning aerial challenges against opposing strikers.
Siebert has made 14 appearances for Viktoria Koln during the 2022/23 campaign. That particular agreement could be broken, however, if a club comes forward to sign the defender on a permanent basis.
Forest will definitely go in search of a new central defender in January. Moussa Niakhate and Giulian Biancone are both injured; whilst Loic Bade could see his deal terminated and him sent back to Rennes.
Siebert might not be one for the here and now, however. He looks very much like a player with bags of potential and someone who might be capable of starring in the Premier League in the future.
Forest interested in Siebert
This would be an interesting signing but one that perhaps makes sense. Although it’d be a risk to expect him to make an immediate impact, Forest should abandon plans to look after the future.
Siebert has been targeted by AC Milan previously. With Roma and Leicester now also in the mix, it seems pretty clear that the player is being meticulously scouted across Europe right now.
Forest added 22 new players in the summer. As a result, it’s quite remarkable that the Reds still have a requirement to sign even more new players to the squad.
But, here we are and the Reds could welcome a new central defender. Scott McKenna, Steve Cook and Joe Worrall are all in the squad; with Willy Boly also looking useful prior to the World Cup break.
Siebert would be an intriguing addition. With that in mind, hopefully, Forest can get to work and bring him to the City Ground ahead of the other interested parties.