Nottingham Forest are in talks to try and sell Tyrese Fornah to Reading for just £1 million. Negotiations are now underway, with the Royals very keen to secure the 23-year-old on a permanent basis.
Fornah is a product of the club’s youth academy and he has made senior appearances. During the 2021/22 campaign, he played four times for the Reds before joining Shrewsbury Town on loan.
During his time at The New Meadow, he made 19 appearances and won praise from boss Steve Cotterill. This season he’s stepped up and made his mark in the Championship.
He’s earned rave reviews from Paul Ince during his time at Reading. Although Ince has now left the club, he called Fornah ‘outstanding’ back in August and he’s clearly helped the player thrive.
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Forest loaned Fornah out amid a summer singing spree that saw them add several midfielders. However, it was anticipated that he’d come back and stake a claim for a place.
The player will have just one year remaining on his existing City Ground deal in the summer. With that in mind, Forest appear to be acting to ensure they can recoup a transfer fee for him.
Forest in talks to sell Fornah to Reading
This one might surprise some supporters. With Forest staring down the barrel of relegation, perhaps Fornah would have been an ideal player to come in and make an impact.
At 23 and with a full season of Championship football under his belt, Fornah might have been a useful player for next season. Clearly, Forest have other ideas though and have decided to cash in.
Fornah is a real hard worker. He protects the defensive unit exceptionally well and he does look as though he’s set for a bright future.
A fee of £1 million makes him a bit of a steal for Reading. As a result, the Reds will hope they don’t live to rue this deal in the next few years.