As has been widely reported in the press over the course of the transfer window, Nottingham Forest are interested in augmenting their attacking options. And one of the latest names to be linked with a move to the City Ground, is Forest’s former striker, Patrick Bamford.
As Gazette Live reports, Nottingham Forest are allegedly interested in signing Patrick Bamford from Middlesbrough. The 24-year-old started his career with Forest and has failed to permanently establish himself at a club since leaving the City Ground, despite displaying glimpses of excellence to date.
To date, Bamford’s career has been comparatively hit and miss. The forward has attained double figures on three occasions during his career, twice for Boro and once for MK Dons. Although those successes have been partnered with disappointing and unproductive spells with the likes of Burnley, Crystal Palace and Norwich City.
While the English forward has seemingly revived his career at Middlesbrough where he amassed a decent total of 12 goals in all competitions last season, Tony Pulis’ particular style of play may force the former Chelsea striker out of the Riverside stadium. And he could prove to be an interesting option for Nottingham Forest.
The ex-Chelsea forward has scored a respectable total of 61 goals in 178 senior appearances, and with continuous first-team opportunities, and when deployed in his preferred position, Bamford could emulate the success that he achieved at MK Dons or during his first season with Middlesbrough.
While Bamford is capable of playing on the wing, he is better suited and more comfortable when operating as a striker. His qualities attest to his proficiency when operating as a forward. Bamford displays excellent finishing ability, and he is exceptionally good when attempting long-range efforts or playing precise through balls. At his best, he is an accomplished striker. He would be a useful option for Forest.
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