Nottingham Forest wanted to sign Viktor Tsygankov during the January transfer window but he could now join Manchester City. The Reds wanted the winger during the mid-season scrap for players but he opted to sign for Girona instead.

Tsygankov is enjoying a fine campaign during 2022/23. In total, he’s found the net 12 times and claimed nine assists; with three goals and three assists coming since he signed for Girona three months ago.

Forest wanted Tsygankov
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City could now find themselves in pole position for the player. Pere Guardiola, the brother of City boss Pep, is the club president at Girona and it’s claimed that the move could be likely.

Spanish football expert Terry Gibson has raved about him since he moved to Spain. He told El Tel’s La Liga Weekly podcast: “He looks a really, really good player. It’s a good bit of business from the City Group.

“He looks like a real talent. His play so far has been excellent. He’s been excellent in every game. He’s a huge contribution towards Girons playing their way out of trouble.”

Ukrainian reporter Igor Tsyganyk certainly thinks a move to City could happen in the summer, with interest rife in the winger.

He told his YouTube chance: “Manchester City? It’s quite possible that such a situation could happen. If he continues to perform and keeps bringing the benefits that he is currently bringing to Girons, then I think Manchester City will be the first on the list of applicants.”

City could move for Tsygankov after Forest wanted him

The Reds might have missed a trick with this one. Forest decided to spend a huge amount of money on Chris Wood, whilst they also signed Gustavo Scarpa during the January window.

Tsygankov could have seriously helped Forest in their relegation battle. They’ve been short of creativity and goals this season and he could have provided both.

Forest wanted Tsygankov
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With the player now starring in La Liga, Forest’s hopes of signing him are practically non-existent. They might have seriously dropped the ball here considering he was available for just £5 million.

Whether City do decide to move for Tsygankov remains to be seen. He would be a sensible signing for them, however, and he’d bolster their squad on the cheap from a sister club.

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