Nottingham Forest have been very busy in the transfer market this summer, signing six players by mid-July. The Reds have brought in Sammy Ameobi, Alfa Semedo, Tiago Silva, Yuri Ribeiro, Albert Adomah and Aro Muric, but they still have positions to fill.
It’s clear that Forest are adopting cost-cutting measures such as signing players for low values, on loan and for free transfers, but Paul Taylor of Nottinghamshire Live said on Saturday that Sabri Lamouchi is also considering internal solutions to build the squad.
The new Forest manager wants to utilise the Nigel Doughty academy rather than just sign new players which could lead to a more youthful looking side next season. Joe Worrall, Ryan Yates and Tyler Walker will be in the first-team next season and many more could follow.
The Reds need a right-back to replace Saidy Janko, Sam Byram and potentially Tendayi Darikwa, and they also need a striker following the departures of Karim Ansarifard, Apostolos Vellios & Hillal Soudani. If Daryl Murphy moves on, Lamouchi will be stick with Lewis Grabban, Walker and Ameobi in attack.
Forest have strengthened in goal, at left-back, in central midfield and on the wing, so their pursuit of new recruits is nearing a conclusion.