Keinan Davis helped Nottingham Forest win promotion to the Premier League during the 2021/22 campaign. Now, he could be about to get a crack at the top flight himself with Luton Town.

According to The Athletic, the newly promoted outfit are interested in signing Davis. The Hatters defied the odds to reach the Premier League last season and are now trying to sign some quality players.

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Davis joined the Reds amid a backdrop of criticism. He’s scored just four times for Aston Villa in over 70 appearances and many supporters didn’t feel he had what it took to perform for Forest.

How wrong were those cynics? Davis delighted the fan base from game one when he tormented Premier League outfit Arsenal in the FA Cup; showcasing brute strength and amazing trickery with the ball.

Davis finished his time at Forest with five goals and three assists from his 22 appearances. His form led to plenty of supporters demanding that he be re-signed ahead of the 2022/23 campaign.

Forest ultimately went down the tried and tested route upon their return to the Premier League. Taiwo Awoniyi was signed as the primary striker, with Emmanuel Dennis and Sam Surridge acting as backup.

Davis joined Watford on loan with a view to making that move permanent if the Hornets won promotion. He scored seven times last season but with Watford now reaching the top-flight, he returned to Aston Villa.

Davis could earn Premier League crack with Luton but should Forest join the race?

The 25-year-old is unlikely to cost the earth. With Surridge and Dennis both linked with moves away this summer, it does seem as though Forest will need some competition for Awoniyi’s place.

They could do a lot worse than sign Davis. Although he does have plenty to prove in the Premier League, it’s fair to say that the player’s game is about far more than simply scoring goals.

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EFL expert George Elek praised Davis when he was at the City Ground. He called him ‘incredible’ following a 2-0 victory over Birmingham when Davis opened the scoring for the Reds.

It does feel unlikely that Forest will move for Davis again, with the club moving on from that deal. With just a single year remaining on his current deal, however, a cut-price deal for the player might not be the worse thing ever.

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