Nottingham Forest have seen their hopes of signing Djibril Sow fade, with the player holding out for a huge move. The midfielder was a target for the Reds back during the summer transfer window.

Remo FreulerThe 26-year-old is a teammate of Remo Freuler with the Switzerland team. Forest were keen to pair the duo together at the City Ground but they couldn’t get the deal over the line.

Sow has been told by Eintracht Frankfurt that he can leave this summer. However, it looks unlikely that the destination will be Forest with other clubs now keen.

Forest hopes Sow fade
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The latest report by Bild claims that Sow is aware he has interest from top European clubs. As a result, he’s willing to snub the advances of Forest and wait for a bigger offer.

Forest could sign the midfielder for £26 million. He has a release clause in his contract and the Reds were keen to take advantage of that valuation last summer when they added 23 new players.

Sow is a regular in the team in the Bundesliga. He has made 24 appearances during 2022/23 and Frankfurt will be sad to see him go in the summer transfer window.

Forest will go in search of new players regardless of the division they find themselves in next year. The Reds are yet to discover what league they’re in yet, however, and interest in someone like Sow could prove in vain.

The Bundesliga website praised the performer previously. They called him a ‘destructive’ midfielder and cited that Thierry Henry was his idol growing up.

Forest hope of signing Sow fade

This doesn’t really come as much of a surprise. Several top clubs have been linked with the player in the past and it’s not really a shock that he wants to hang fire a little bit.

Forest hopes Sow fade
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Sow is only 26 and has a really bright future ahead of him. Last season, he helped Eintracht Frankfurt with the Europa League and he’s a seriously talented midfielder.

It’s a shame that Forest couldn’t get this deal over the line last summer. The industrious midfielder would have been a brilliant asset but now they might have missed the boat.

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