Nottingham Forest tried to sign Djibril Sow during their summer recruitment drive, according to Fussball Transfers. The Eintracht Frankfurt player stayed put, however, with his current club refusing to sell him.

Things could be different in January, however. Sow’s performances have been so good that at least four Premier League clubs are keen on signing the midfield who is an international teammate of Remo Freuler.

Forest tried to sign Sow
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Sow has made 24 appearances during 2022/23. He’s played six times in the Champions League and it would appear that Frankfurt are fighting a seriously big battle to try and keep hold of their player.

His contract situation doesn’t help either. The 25-year-old will have just a single year to run on his current deal at the end of this season and receiving £22 million for him will become a pipedream at that point.

In January, however, they might feel they can still command a bigger fee. Sow will be on the back of a World Cup then when at the very least he can say he’s helped Switzerland to the last 16 of the competition.

Sow is a neat and tidy midfielder. He operates as the more defence-minded midfielder and in Friday’s 3-2 win over Serbia he marshalled the back four as Freuler was allowed to roam further forward.

Forest tried to sign Sow

If Forest are one of the four clubs keen to sign the player, he wouldn’t be a bad signing at all. Maybe in the here and now he’d have a fight for a shirt but he’d certainly be a good player in the future.

Cheikhou Kouyate isn’t getting any young, whilst Jack Colback will almost certainly leave the club when his contract expires during the summer. Sow would also add something to the ranks that Forest perhaps currently lacks.

Forest tried to sign Sow
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Sow has made 137 appearances for Frankfurt in total. He’s enjoying a fine season in the Bundesliga and if Forest can get him over the line in the summer, he could prove to be a brilliant signing for the club.

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