Now, this would certainly be a big shake-up if it were to happen.
I’ve spoken recently about the idea of the club getting ready to potentially sell off a number of our key players in order to reinvest in the squad and get ready for next season, but I didn’t quite expect this man’s name to be mentioned with a move away.
According to a report in The Athletic, Nottingham Forest are ‘bracing themselves’ for an approach for forward Lewis Grabban from a club based in Qatar. The 32-year-old forward has scored 37 goals in 86 games for the Reds, and is coming off his best season in terms of goal return since the 2013/14 season.
We know that clubs in the Middle East are prepared to throw around a lot of money to make things happen, so whilst it might be a bit of an odd move for Grabban to make, let’s not act like it would totally be out of the realms of possibility. After all, everyone has their price.
And I think price will have a lot to do with this potential deal.
Should we keep Lewis Grabban?
I personally think he should stay. To sell your top goalscorer, regardless of how old he is, just doesn’t strike as a good move on the face of it. But if we can get a decent return for him, then I think it might be worth considering.
Whilst he has been good for us, I can’t see those levels of production lasting much longer as players tend to drop off in their 30s, and we can’t expect him to continue these levels of production forever. It might be worth pocketing the money and bringing in someone younger.
But again, it will all depend on what clubs would be willing to offer before I cast my vote one way or the other on if it will be a good move for us.
What about you? What do you make of this news surrounding Grabban?