Nottingham Forest have made a deadline-day bid to try and land Andrew Omobamidele from Norwich City. The Reds have failed in their quest to sign Trevoh Chalobah from Chelsea and have now turned their attention elsewhere.
Things are going mental at the City Ground on transfer deadline day. Forest are now going for Omobamidele, according to Fabrizio Romano, who has his finger firmly on the pulse.
Omobamidele is considered a bit of a wonderkid. Indeed, if you take Football Manager as gospel, the player looks set for a very bright future in the game.
The 21-year-old signed for Norwich in 2018 and initially joined the club’s youth team ranks. He has risen through the academy teams and has now made 55 appearances for the senior ranks at Carrow Road.
Omobamidele has made six appearances for the Republic of Ireland international team. Paul McGrath delivered some praise his way after one appearance, calling him ‘brilliant’ and claiming that the future looked bright.
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The Reds are hoping to get a deal for Ibrahim Sangare over the line on transfer deadline day. The club have already signed Nuno Tavares, Nicolas Dominguez and Callum Hudson-Odoi on a frantic deadline day.
Forest want Omobamidele
This link emerged shortly after it was claimed that Hwang Ui-jo was being eyed by the Canaries. Time will tell whether or not a deal can be struck to intertwine the two deals.
Omobamidele would be a very useful addition. He is tall and uncompromising but can also play the ball out from the back as a ball-playing central defender.
Forest aren’t really short at the heart of the back four. Murillo signed yesterday, with Willy Boly, Scott McKenna, Joe Worrall, Moussa Niakhate Felipe all currently at the club.
Interestingly, Omobamidele is only 21-years-old. Therefore, if he does sign, he wouldn’t need to be registered as a part of Forest’s 25-man squad for the 2023/24 campaign.