Since the summer transfer window started, Nottingham Forest have hardly stopped identifying and acquiring new signings, and it seems that their transfer business is destined to continue. Forest have been linked with Manchester United’s Tosin Kehinde.
According to All Nigeria Soccer, as cited by Nottinghamshire Live, Forest are interested in Manchester United’s Tosin Kehinde, and the 20-year-old could become Forest’s ninth summer signing. It appears that the Red Devils are insistent on a £500,000 fee to prise the midfielder away from Old Trafford, although it’s reported that talks continue regarding a possible extension with United.
The Nigerian featured prominently for Manchester United’s under-23 team last season, where he amassed 36 appearances in the league (Premier League 2), contributing towards three goals – scoring two and providing one assist.
It is reported that the promising midfielder is attracting interest from a whole host of European clubs, and it seems that Forest are keen to bolster their ranks with his potential arrival.
Much of Aitor Karanka’s transfer business has been focused on augmenting the core of his team while looking ahead to the future. João Carvalho, Gil Dias and Diogo Gonçalves are all 21, and while each of those players will enhance the calibre of the Forest team, it displays a palpable focus on the future of Nottingham Forest.
In many ways, Forest are attempting to emulate the success that Wolves achieved last season with their transfer business. It’s clear that Karanka is attempting to strike a chord between experience and promise, and the possible arrival of Tosin Kehinde would help reinforce Nottingham Forest’s midfield quality while helping to form the future spine of the team.
If Kehinde can acclimatise himself to the demands of the Championship, and prosper for Forest, then a fee of £500,000 will be viewed as being inconsequential.
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