Nottingham Forest striker Sam Surridge is now the subject of interest from the MLS, with the Reds preparing to let him leave the club this summer. It was claimed last week that Leeds were keen to sign him, but they face some stiff competition.
According to The Telegraph, Surridge is wanted by clubs in the United States. Lewis O’Brien found solace – and some good form – when he signed for D.C. United back in February when he joined the club on a loan deal.
O’Brien is due back at Forest after this weekend’s game against New England Revolution. However, Surridge could soon find himself boarding a flight to America as he ponders his next career step away from Forest.
Surridge signed for Forest in January 2022. He proved an instrumental signing, scoring eight goals as the Reds won promotion to the Premier League by winning the play-offs.
Last season proved a very frustrating one for Surridge at Forest though. Although he made 20 appearances in the Premier League, only one of those came in the starting eleven, which was on the season’s opening day.
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The 24-year-old did manage to get on the score sheet in a Premier League contest. He scored the equalising goal as Forest drew 1-1 with Bournemouth back in January.
Forest striker Surridge now wanted by MLS clubs
This could prove to be a useful move for Surridge. It would allow him the chance of a fresh start and having seen O’Brien shine, it could be tempting for the player.
Surridge is a natural finisher when it comes to scoring goals and he’s served a purpose at Forest. However, the jury has to remain out over whether or not he’s got the required quality at Premier League level.
The player needs to move on this summer. Sitting on the bench at Forest for another season isn’t going to help his career progress and heading to America is now another option available to him.