World Cup star Selim Amallah wants Nottingham Forest to make an official bid for his services. According to Sud Info Sports, the Morocco midfielder wants the Reds to bid for him but Newcastle are lurking in the background.
Amallah is seemingly keen on a move to the Premier League during the January transfer window. Forest and Newcastle are mentioned in the latest report and perhaps the Reds are most likely to land him.
The attacking midfielder has been playing for Standard Liege since 2019 when he joined from Mouscron. He’s made 97 appearances for the Belgian outfit, scoring 31 goals and registering 11 assists.
Right now, he’s actually playing regularly in a team that includes a former Forest player. Philip Zinckernagel joined the club during the summer transfer window after helping Forest win promotion.
Amallah will be full of confidence at the moment. He’s recently returned from the World Cup where Morocco created history by becoming the first African nation to reach the last four of the competition.
At 26-years-old the player should really be in the form of his life. With Jesse Lingard and Cheikhou Kouyate out injured for at least a month, having another option in midfield would definitely be ideal.
Amallah would surely welcome a move to the Premier League. Furthermore, if he’s holding out for Forest to make a move he must be serious about heading to the City Ground.
Amallah wants Nottingham Forest to make a bid
The talented Morocco star has made 31 caps for his country, scoring four goals. That’s also the number of goals that he’s managed in Belgium during the 2022/23 campaign.
His game isn’t necessarily defined by the goals he scores though. His work rate was so good in Qatar that it’d come as no surprise if it had been discovered that he ran back to Morocco after the tournament!
Amallah could complement the Forest midfield nicely. Furthermore, he’d also give Steve Cooper another option in the final third, with the player able to play as a number 10.
With Newcastle now monitoring the situation, the Reds might have to act quickly. They’re chasing the Champions League and will provide an attractive proposition to the midfielder.