Date: 6th July 2018 at 5:00pm
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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:

 

2 Replies to “Are Forest Paying Too Much For 30-Year-Old Forward? – Have Your Say”

  • Forest are spending a lot of money in a strong attempt at promotion. Should they achieve this it is apparently worth £200 million. Should this not happen they will have a lot of valuable players to sell.

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