Nottingham Forest youngster Alex Mighten is set to sign for Belgian outfit KV Kortrijk and a deal is thought to be close. The youngster spent the summer training with the B-Team and has played in three of their first four matches.

According to HLN Sport, the deal is close to happening. Forest will loan out the player who is desperate for regular game time and he will hope to play more than he did at Sheffield Wednesday last season.

Forest Mighten
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Mighten is still viewed as an exciting prospect for the future. However, his progress has stagnated in recent seasons, with regular football proving hard to come by under the management of Steve Cooper.

The 21-year-old will hope to really kick on in Belgium. He’s been struggling for regular game time at Forest for a few years now and this loan could prove very useful.

In total, he’s made 67 appearances for the Reds. During those outings, he’s found the net four times and also claimed two assists in the Garibaldi.

Gary Brazil raved about Forest gem Mighten in 2020. He said that he was ‘developing into the elite footballer we all hoped he would become’. It’s fair to say that the progress has stalled but all is not lost just yet.

Forest talent Mighten set for move to Belgium

The Forest man will be tasked with hitting the ground running for his new club. Kortrijk are bottom of the Dutch top-flight having drawn one and lost five of their first six matches.

Mighten will simply hope to get in the team. He is craving senior football now and he will hope to park his drab experience at Hillsborough last season.

KV Kortrijk
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He scored twice in 14 appearances with Wednesday. However, the style deployed by Darren Moore didn’t really suit Mighten and he was recalled in January.

Now, the Forest youngster will hope to star in Belgium. It looks as though he’s going to play lots of football and that can only bode well for his development.

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