The Nottingham Post have revealed that Lewis Grabban is close to sealing a move to the City Ground.
The 30-year-old is likely to have a medical today before securing a £6m switch from Bournemouth. After scoring 20 goals last season for both Sunderland and Aston Villa, it does look like a deal that should offer us some immediate return.
We have been in desperate need of another prolific striker for a while, but with the player now 30 years of age, and turning 31 mid-way through next season, I do worry that we are paying a bit too much for a player who has only three or four seasons left at the top of his game.
I will certainly hold my hands up if he goes on to score 25 goals next season and helps us to promotion to the Premier League. Considering the lack of sell-on value, both Aitor Karanka and the board will certainly be hoping for instant results from the player as well.
Looking at the other options on the market, there is a case to be made there are few proven Championship strikers out there available for a sensible amount. There is some truth to that, but will our sizeable outlay on Grabban pay off? Let me know in the poll: