To date, it feels that the club are intent on augmenting every single section of the squad, and according to recent reports, we’re poised to enhance the quality of our defence. We’ve been linked with a move for AFC Bournemouth’s Tyrone Mings.
As per Daily Mirror’s live blog (July 7th), we’re allegedly interested in the services of the former Ipswich Town defender, and it’s rumoured that the Cherries are prepared to sell the 25-year-old.
When he signed for Bournemouth in 2015, it was expected that the talented defender would realise his potential with the Cherries and establish himself as an indispensable figure in their team.
To his dismay, his time in the South Coast has been plagued with several injury complications, and Mings has been reduced to eight league starts over three seasons with the Premier League outfit.
Here’s how the Forest fans have reacted to the rumours on Twitter.
Tyrone Mings on paper would be a huge signing, the injury situation though is a concern and a gamble. He'd be a great player at Championship level though, as proved at Ipswich. Anyway, we only seem to make signings on a Friday, so plenty of time haha! ???????????????????????? #nffc
— Olly Bausor (@OllyBausor) July 9, 2018
???????? I’d take him
— Greeny (@Greeny_293) July 9, 2018
Very good player, Bournemouth signed him for a reason from Ipswich. Was going to be firmly in Eddie Howe's plans probably to start until his injury. Good left back, versatile very good centre back too. He and Robinson add that versatility to defence.Injury would concern me though
— Jack Smylie (@Inthetop1_nffc) July 9, 2018
6ft3 and pace to burn but has been really unlucky with injuries.
— El Bosque NFFC (@elbosque_nffc) July 9, 2018
take out Mancianne, and Lam… we have another player who can cover LB and CB… plus the long term cover of Fox. RB is more important as we only have 1 at the min, but a great addition
— Andrew Chard (@Chardgrills) July 9, 2018
Tyrone Mings … Yes please
— Chris NFFC Tönnies (@ChrisTonnies) July 8, 2018
Tyrone mings to forest…
Him and byram would be one of the best paired full backs in the league imo???? #nffc
— Lewis???????????????????????????? (@Lewis_payne15) July 8, 2018
Despite his injury woes, Mings is exceedingly talented. One of his apparent strengths is his tactical adaptability; he can operate at centre-back or as a left-back, which could be extremely useful for us, given the gruelling nature of the Championship schedule.
Additionally, he flaunts tremendous attacking qualities such as his superb dribbling and refined crossing skills. Personally, I think he would be an astute signing for us.
What are your thoughts? Do you agree? Let us know!