Nottingham Forest will aim to thrash out a deal to sign Ibrahim Sangare following today’s friendly with PSV. The Reds are desperate to land the defensive midfielder before the season gets underway in two weeks.

Sangare has been a wanted man for the past few transfer windows, with Forest now keen. He’s been heavily linked with Liverpool, whilst Arsenal and Manchester United have also been cited as potential suitors.

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Now, according to ESPN, the Reds will thrash out a deal for Sangare after today’s game. It was claimed last week that the player needs convincing that Forest is the right move for him this summer.

Forest are willing to go big with a fee for Sangare. His release clause is set at around £32 million and it’s claimed that the Reds wouldn’t have a problem paying that for a player they desperately want.

Sangare has been a fantastic player for PSV and he could play against Forest this afternoon. The Ivory Coast star has made 133 appearances for the club in total but a departure could now happen.

Forest are craving a central midfielder before the season starts. Danilo, Orel Mangala and Ryan Yates were the midfield three last term but they’re all pretty similar in the way they play.

Forest will aim to thrash out a deal for Sangare today

This could be the reason that Forest are playing PSV over in Holland today. Perhaps they aimed to capture Sangare today all along and the landscape could look a lot clearer over this transfer after today.

Sangare is clearly Forest’s number one target. However, it’s no surprise to hear that he needs convincing given that the Reds only stayed up in the penultimate game of the campaign during 2022/23.

Forest Sangare
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Sangare would be a quality signing for Forest. He’s a tough-tackling performer, to say the least, and ultimately he’d give the Redsa player that plays in a position they desperately need reinforcements in.

Hopefully, Steve Cooper can work his magic after today’s game. If Forest can get Sangare over the line, it would represent a huge coup for the club.

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