Nottingham Forest are showing an interest in another South American player, with Bryan Reyna now on the radar. The Peru international is set to move to Europe this summer, with the Reds keen to sign him.
According to reports, the 24-year-old is in the sights of Forest. He has a contract with current outfit Alianza Lima until 2025 and they could be tempted to let him leave during the transfer window.
Reyna does have some experience playing in Europe. He spent some time with Real Mallorca but made just 11 appearances before returning to South America in 2021 with AD Cantolao.
The player typically operates on the left flank and during the 2023 campaign so far he’s done okay. He’s scored three times in 16 appearances in all competitions, picking up three yellow cards.
Reyna can also play on the right flank if needed to do so. It’s fair to say, however, that he prefers to play on the left, with all of his better performances coming when cutting inside onto his right.
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This deal makes a bit of sense from a Forest perspective. It’s fair to say that they do need some more pace out wide and having another player who isn’t afraid to take opponents on would be ideal.
Forest showing interest in Bryan Reyna
Given his record in the game so far, it’s hard to imagine him coming in and making an immediate impact. As a result, this might be a deal similar to the ones that saw Forest obtain Braian Ojeda and Brandon Aguilera.
Those two were added to the ranks with the future in mind. Ojeda and Aguilera have been out on loan since arriving at the club and perhaps Reyna would head somewhere on a temporary deal should Forest get him.
Reyna would come to the club as an unknown quantity in the first instance. With that in mind, it’s really difficult to imagine him coming straight in and making an immediate impact.
Rumour rating: 4/10 – We have our doubts about this one. The link seems sketchy and it perhaps would be a strange one for Forest to complete.
However, if the price was right, perhaps something could be done that involved him continuing his development out on loan.