Nottingham Forest are going to make a bid for Hertha Berlin forward Derry Scherhant during the summer transfer window. The 20-year-old could leave the German second-tier outfit this summer and he looks set to be a wanted man.

According to Football Insider, the Reds are going to bid £1.8 million for the striker. He could be on the move in the coming months, with Berlin needing to cut their cloth after relegation.

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Scherhant scored eight goals for the club’s youth team last season. He also bagged himself a Bundesliga goal in a 4-1 win over Borussia Monchengladbach back in February.

The youngster has been linked with a transfer to the Premier League previously. Earlier this summer, he was linked with a move to Newcastle and they could still be monitoring him closely.

Forest look set to show their hand first, however. The Reds are keen to bolster their strikeforce this summer as they look to sign some genuine competition for Taiwo Awoniyi.

Scherhant doesn’t have much experience in senior football. Still, he does look like a player with bags of potential and this could be a useful one for Forest to make.

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It’s fair to say that the player is something of an unknown quantity. However, he fits the profile of a player who could thrive under the influence of Steve Cooper at the City Ground.

Scherhant is very talented and was handed a chance to shine in the Bundesliga last season. He only made 10 appearances but he worked tirelessly when he was called upon.

Forest will likely view Awoniyi as their number-one striker once again next season. However, having some genuine backup for him wouldn’t do any harm at all.

Forest Scherhant
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Rumour rating: 7/10 – Of course, the player is an unknown quantity but he looks like the sort of player that Forest fans will respond well to.

He fits a nice profile of targeting young talent with the intention of them being at the club for many years, or raising the club money in the way of a transfer fee further down the line.

Scherhant would have it all to prove if he signed for Forest but ultimately, he’s a player that the club’s supporters would probably welcome at this stage.