Nottingham Forest star Sam Surridge has been linked with a move to Championship leaders Burnley. The Sun claims that Vincent Kompany is keen to take the Reds talisman on loan.
Surridge is still waiting to open his Premier League account. He has scored twice in the Carabao Cup against Grimsby Town but is still waiting for a chance to really star in the top flight.
During 2022/23, he’s found game time hard to come by. In league games, during the current campaign, he’s played for just 168 minutes and has often been deployed later on in games.
Surridge proved himself as an exceptional finisher last season. He signed in January and scored eight goals for the Reds as they won promotion to the Premier League.
Forest chose to keep him around during the summer transfer window. The fact the club spent around £30 million on Taiwo Awoniyi and Emmanuel Dennis, however, has hampered his chances of game time.
At 24-years-old there is still time for Surridge to have a Forest career. In the short term, however, it does seem ideal for him to go out and play some regular first-team football.
Kompany’s team are playing some wonderful football. The Clarets currently occupy top spot in the Championship and are five points clear of Sheffield United who sit in second.
Surridge linked with Burnley move
This is one that makes a lot of sense. We do know, however, that Steve Cooper is a big fan of the striker and he called him excellent after a game against Blackpool back in April.
Right now, however, he’s not playing football. At 24, his progress is perhaps stagnating somewhat and the Championship is a division that he knows he can score goals in.
Surridge could spend the second half of the campaign on loan at Burnley, playing for a team that plays good football and has players who should create lots of chances.
If he goes there and does well, another chance will surely be forthcoming for Surridge at Forest in the future.