Nottingham Forest were linked with Artem Dovbyk in the summer and his agent has made some comments that could make a January deal possible. The player is bang in form and is currently the top goalscorer in the Ukrainian Premier League.
Dovbyk was actually one of the first players to be linked with the Reds upon their Premier League return. It was claimed that the Reds tried to land the uncompromising striker with a sizeable bid.
The 25-year-old has scored 16 goals this season for SK Dnipro-1. Now, his agent has seemingly suggested that he would be open to making a January move to finally sign for Forest.
The player won’t come cheap though. He’s now scoring goals for fun and it’s claimed that any bid from Forest will need to be higher than what the club were offering for his services in the summer.
Alexey Lundovsky told Fan Day: “You saw that bids of seven or eight million euros were mentioned. Now Dnipro will not even look at such an amount.
“I can assure you there is interest from England, Italy, France, Turkey and Belgium. Artem himself would like to play in England or Italy. Any clubs in these leagues can pay the amount required for his transfer.”
Forest linked with Dovbyk and they have to act
Signing the Ukrainian international would be a bit of a statement. He’s bang in form right now and although that’s in a league that’s far inferior, he’d still have a point to prove in the Premier League.
Forest signed two strikers in the summer, with limited success. Taiwo Awoniyi is the top goalscorer with three goals but he’s seemingly failed to impress Steve Cooper enough to hold down a regular place.
Emmanuel Dennis was also signed and that transfer hasn’t been particularly successful. He cost £20 million from Watford and has found the net just once since checking in at the City Ground.
Dovbyk would offer something a little bit different. He is a rangy striker who gets into good areas and he’s also a strike that can score lots of different types of goals.
Seemingly, he’s desperate to play in a top European league. If that is the case, Forest should make their move if they have some cash left over in reserve for the January transfer window.