With the imminent departure of Eric Lichaj and the expected outgoing of Armand Traore, Forest are in desperate need of another full-back. Luton Town’s Dan Potts could be the man that Aitor Karanka is seeking.
As the Nottinghamshire Live reports, Nottingham Forest have registered their interest in Luton Town’s highly-sought after Dan Potts. The former West Ham defender enjoyed a terrific season with Luton, and his endeavours were rewarded with a place in the League 2 team of the season.
Without question, Potts was a crucial member of the Hatters side that secured promotion to League One, and the age of 23 he could be primed to continue his ascension in the Championship. One of his most significant characteristics is his ability to score goals, which is in keeping with the development of the modern-day full-back. He scored seven goals for Luton last season as he contributed meaningfully towards their second-place finish.
At the age of 23, his arrival would illustrate the focus that is being placed on the future core of Nottingham Forest. While many of the Reds’ signings have emphasised the need for experience and know-how, the addition of Potts would represent an investment to the future of Nottingham Forest. That said, his signature would also negate one of the problems that Forest are currently facing – the need for another full-back.
Nottingham Forest aren’t alone in their admiration for the promising defender. Both Sunderland and Wigan Athletic are believed to be interested in the 23-year-old, the latter even had a £500,000 bid rejected from Luton. Given the stature and the current vision that Forest possesses, one can imagine that the City Ground would be the most lucrative destination for the talented full-back.
To their credit, it appears that Nottingham Forest are identifying areas that are in need of refining, and acting upon their ideas. It seems destined that the summer will be busy for Forest supporters.
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