Nottingham Forest have bid £21.3 million to sign PSV central midfielder Ibrahim Sangare, according to reports. Frankly, the Reds are no longer appearing serious in this chase and the club has to get serious at this stage.
According to Football Insider, the Reds have now made another bid. It would see PSV receive £21.3 million and Forest would take him on loan for this season and they buy him permanently in 12 months.
However, the Eredivisie side have already said that Sangare won’t go unless his release clause is activated by one of the interested parties. That clause currently stands at £27 million and Forest will need to get serious.
Sangare would be a quality addition to the Forest ranks. He’s been with PSV since 2020 when they took him from Toulouse and he’s become an instrumental part of the team over the past three years.
His performances mean that PSV are preparing to lose him. News of this latest bid from Forest will hardly have the club’s rivals for his signature frantically preparing their own bids, with it likely to be deemed far too low.
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The Reds desperately want a new defensive midfielder before the transfer window closes. They’ve been targeting a number of players this summer but it does seem clear that Sangare is the number one target for Forest.
Forest have to get serious in attempts to sign Sangare
This is becoming ridiculous now. It’s understandable to a certain degree that Forest want to negotiate the best price but if they have the money, then now is the time to activate the player’s release clause.
Sangare would be an amazing signing for the Reds. He’s been called ‘unstoppable’ before by one of his previous coaches and his presence in the engine room would be an amazing asset.
At 25-years-old, he has lots of time left on his side. At just £27 million, he would represent a sound investment for the future and if he performs in the Premier League, his valuation with soar.
The transfer window has a little more than a week to go. Forest now have to go big with their attempts to land a defensive midfielder and low-balling PSV simply won’t cut it when it comes to landing Sangare.
Who comes in as the new midfielder could define the transfer window for Forest. As a result, they must ensure they get the right player and stop messing around in the race to sign Sangare.