I think this is pretty much a split decision on this front.
In the eyes of the fans that is anyway.
According to a report in Noord Hollands Dagblad, Nottingham Forest are in the hunt for SC Telstar’s 20-year-old midfielder Marcus McGuane. The midfielder is currently on loan at the Dutch side from Barcelona and there appears to be a bit of a stumbling block as Telstar want to be compensated in some way before allowing him to leave.
Not that a stumbling block is necessarily a bad thing in my mind.
I’ve made it pretty clear in the past that I don’t believe the club needs to be chasing more central midfielders, and judging by the reaction of these fans, it looks as if they’re in the same boat. Although it looks like they may have different reasoning for their decision, with many of them drawing comparisons with a current member of the team, John Bostock.
Same bostock you highly rated and told me many a times he will be good and I need to give him a chance pal? 😉
— IF (@fisher0115) January 16, 2020
I'm worried if we bring anyone else in on loan.. our record is awful, Mir, Muric, Bostock, and that's just this season.
— Craig (@Craig74Davies) January 16, 2020
Sounds like another Bostock to me… Londoner, couldnt hack it in England, went abroad, realised the wages were rubbish, now looking for any way back home to revive their career… Happy to be proved wrong tho, never seen the lad play.
— LandFairy RED. (@OeuvrePresents) January 16, 2020
I know transfers are all about availability etc but we really shouldnt be signing anyone in any position before we get a striker or winger over the line…. They are a top priority and should require all the attention imo
— Greg (@gregnffcwatson) January 16, 2020
Although that wasn’t to say he was completely devoid of fans, with some seeing the potential in bringing him in.
Marcus McGuane would be a class signings I think, if we get him in it will add something we’ve been missing in the form of a box to box midfielder. Still no news on a striker though? #nffc
— Benj_NFFC (@benj_dudley) January 16, 2020
Who is this Marcus McGuane from Barca? Must have potential being at Barca. #NFFC
— Jonathan Antcliffe (@Jonny90nffc) January 16, 2020
Andre Gray – Proven Champ striker him and Grabbs 😍
Marcus McGuane – Ready made Watson replacement clearly has quality
Jota – Quality fast winger
That January would be 😍#nffc
— TJ (@TJ_NFFC) January 16, 2020
Do Nottingham Forest need another central midfielder?
Let’s see if we can get through these stumbling blocks will be enough to call the deal off altogether. Depending on who you listen to, we won’t be missing out on much.