Sabri Lamouchi has returned to Nottingham Forest to take young defender Osa Soloman on trial for a week. The 19-year-old is tipped for a bright future and has been playing for the Under-21s this season.
Now, the teenager will head to Cardiff for a week under the watchful eye of Lamouchi. He will begin training tomorrow and he will also take part in a behind-closed-doors game this Friday.
Cardiff have picked up under the manager who spent the 2019/20 campaign at the City Ground. They were leading Rotherham 1-0 on Saturday when the game was abandoned due to a torrential downpour.
Soloman will be out of contract during the summer. As a result, Cardiff won’t be signing him before then but they are now going to take a look at him ahead of the summer transfer window.
The player typically operates as a right-back. However, he has proven his capabilities as a ball-playing central defender, with his strengths coming in the air and he’s strong in the tackle.
Cardiff are starting to gel under Lamouchi. They’re now up to 21st in the table and sit three points outside of the relegation zone with a game in hand on the three teams below them.
Lamouchi takes Soloman on trial at Cardiff
The report from All Nigeria Soccer confirms that the trial will begin tomorrow. On Friday he takes part in a game for the Bluebirds and he’s also been compared to Fikayo Tomori by the publication.
Forest clearly don’t think that Soloman is a player they believe will make it. In letting Soloman go out on loan they appear to be confirming that he will be offloaded in the summer.
The Reds youngster will be in safe hands under Lamouchi. He has a brilliant track record with younger players and he won’t be afraid to sign him should he impress during his trial period.