Nottingham Forest have already brought in two talented midfielders ahead of the new season – Tiago Silva from Feirense and Alfa Semedo on loan from Benfica – but their third potential addition to the engine room may be one for the future.
Football journalist Alan Biggs revealed on Twitter that Forest are interested in Jock Curran and described the Grimsby Town youngster as a ‘midfield prospect’. The 18-year-old is ironically the son of former Forest midfielder Terry Curran.
According to Tom Leach of Nottinghamshire Live, Jock would join the Nigel Doughty Academy if signed this summer as he’s yet to make a first-team appearance for Grimsby. The teenager made the matchday squad four times in League Two last season but was never introduced from the bench.
Lamouchi is considering internal solutions to build his squad so it’s no surprise that Forest have their eye on young talent. Joe Worrall (2011-2016), Ryan Yates (2005-2016) and Tyler Walker (2006-2015) are all products of the academy and are expected to be in the first-team next season.
Curran could follow in their footsteps if he joins the Reds and develops in the reserve team.