Nottingham Forest might have to turn on the charm offensive to sign Ibrahim Sangare. The defensive midfielder is a top target for the Reds this summer but reports lately have gone quiet somewhat.
According to the Dutch outlet Eindhoven Dagblad, the Reds haven’t followed up on their initial enquiry. It’s believed that a deal is doable, with PSV resigned to the fact that he might leave this summer.
The notion now is that Sangare might hold out for a bigger club. The report claims that Forest might not have followed through on their tentative enquiry as they may have got the cold shoulder from the player.
That’s not concrete, however, but it wouldn’t come as a huge surprise. Liverpool, Manchester United and Arsenal have all been linked with Sangare in previous transfer windows and Sangare may want to wait.
The 25-year-old will be a wanted man this summer. He’s been in scintillating form since signing for PSV in 2020 from Toulouse, making 133 appearances and scoring 13 goals for the club.
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Now, Forest are in the mix to sign him and they’re showing some ambition this summer. Anthony Elanga checked in from Manchester United yesterday and he looks like a player with huge potential.
In the middle of the park, the Reds look to be targeting a player who is a little bit more experienced, yet still yet to reach the peak of his powers. Sangare comfortably fits that billing for Forest.
Roger Schmidt has managed Sangare before. He’s previously called him ‘unstoppable’ and it’s fair to say that the’s a real battering ram of a defensive midfielder.
Forest might have to turn on charm offensive this summer for Sangare
Nobody said this deal would be an easy one to complete. The sooner other clubs get their midfielders sorted for the new season, the better it will be for Forest.
Sangare is a quality player and he’d fit Forest down to the ground. The Reds do have Orel Mangala, Danilo and Ryan Yates but Sangare would offer something different to those three.
Signing him will be tricky but don’t discount Forest with Steve Cooper at the helm. They’ve managed to convince big names to join the club in the past and it wouldn’t be surprising to see Forest do it again with Sangare.