Nottingham Forest want to add World Cup defender Romain Saiss to their ranks before tomorrow’s transfer deadline. According to the Daily Mail, the Reds want the player that they tried to sign in 2018 when Aitor Karanka was the manager.
The 32-year-old is subject of interest from the Reds once again. It’s thought that the Reds will ask about the ex-Wolves player, although they could get short-shrift from the Turkish club.
Saiss only arrived in Istanbul during the summer and he’s been a mainstay in the team. He’s played 15 times for the club and after starring at the World Cup they will likely want to keep him.
The player’s desire could be key to any potential deal here. A return to the City Ground would give Saiss a chance to prove a point in the Premier League and that might be of interest to him.
Saiss spent several years playing for Wolves. He helped the club win promotion back to the Premier League and then stabilise, making 206 appearances for the Molineux-based club.
Forest are keen to strengthen their rearguard before tomorrow’s deadline. Felipe is set to sign from Atletico Madrid but it looks unlikely that the Reds will be done there.
Forest want Saiss before transfer deadline
The Reds are desperately seeking to strengthen things defensively. Felipe would be a very useful signing having won a league title with Atletico but it appears another player is wanted too.
Saiss has just starred for Morroco at the World Cup. He helped the Atlas Lions become the first African country to qualify for the last four of any World Cup with a string of fine performances.
Now, he could finally get a move to Forest that has been in the offing for five years. The ball is firmly in the court of Besiktas, however.
Rumour rating: 6/10 – Five years ago this would have been a more exciting signing than it is right now. The 32-year-old is beyond his best now, although he did have a positive World Cup.
Given that Besiktas have only just signed him, however, we think this could be a tough deal to do before tomorrow’s deadline.