Nottingham Forest now face competition from PSG for the signing of Ibrahim Sangare, according to reports. The Reds have made the Ivorian player their number one target this summer but now they face a huge fight.

The Athletic claims that Forest are willing to pay £32 million to meet the release clause in Sangare’s contract. However, that fee shouldn’t be a problem for PSG given that they’re one of the wealthiest clubs in world football.

Forest Sangare
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It’s no secret that Forest are keen to sign a defensive midfielder before the season gets underway. That area of the pitch is one of the biggest priorities for Steve Cooper to address and Sangare is a wanted man.

Now, signing him has just become that little bit more difficult. PSG will be in the Champions League next season and naturally, Sangare will surely fancy playing in the biggest competitions.

In his career, Sangare has been called ‘unstoppable’ and it’s no surprise. Forest came up against him on Sunday when they played PSV and he was largely impressive.

He has been with the Eredivisie outfit since 2020 when he signed from Toulouse. He’s made over 130 appearances for the club and has caught the attention of several Premier League clubs in the past.

Forest face competition from PSG for Sangare signature

This is getting pretty desperate from a Forest point of view now. In truth, if PSG are showing interest, the Reds might better off trying to land another target instead.

Sangare would be a dream signing. At 25-years-old he’s approaching his prime and even at the mentioned £32 million, he’d still represent a decent price.

Forest Sangare
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PSG are a huge fish when it comes to European football. They have millions to plunge into transfers year upon year and they will likely hold the aces.

Forest will have an extensive list of defensive midfield targets. With PSG interested in Sangare, it could be the time for the club to walk away from this one.

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