Nottingham Forest have made enquiries into signing Swansea striker Joel Piroe as Steve Cooper eyes more firepower.

That is according to a report from Wales Online, who claim that the race for Piroe is now heating up.

It’s stated that Swansea are now braced for offers as clubs queue up to try and sign Piroe.

Leicester City are thought to be especially interested in Piroe as they seek to make an instant return to the Premier League.

Yet it’s added that Forest have now made ‘tentative enquiries’ into signing Piroe, just like Premier League rivals Everton.

Neither side have ramped up their interest but are hovering around the race for Piroe.

An unnamed Italian club are thought to be keen too, as are Southampton – now managed by Piroe’s former Swans boss Russell Martin.

Piroe has just a year left on his contract now, meaning that a bargain deal could be struck this summer.

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Who is Nottingham Forest target Joel Piroe?

Piroe was born in the Netherlands and spent time with lower-league sides like SCE Nijmegen, Quick 1888 and Woezik before joining NEC Nijmegen.

Piroe briefly joined the Feyenoord setup before joining PSV Eindhoven in 2014, where he rose through the ranks.

The 23-year-old only managed three goals in 14 first-team games but played well for the Jong PSV side, showing some potential.

Swansea swooped in for Piroe back in 2021 and the deal has been a masterstroke having seen him smash 42 goals in 91 games.

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Piroe seems destined to play at a higher level and Forest can give him that opportunity.

Emmanuel Dennis and Sam Surridge could leave this summer, meaning Piroe could come in as support for Taiwo Awoniyi and Chris Wood.

Hailed as ‘outstanding’ by former Swans boss Martin, isn’t the quickest striker ever but is a great presser, has superb technique and a wand of a left foot.

This would be a very interesting signing for Forest and Steve Cooper could now look to raid his former club with a summer deal.