Date: 9th July 2019 at 8:00am
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Nottingham Forest have been linked with a move for Massimo Luongo this summer as a potential replacement for Jack Colback. The Reds have signed two midfielders in Tiago Silva from Feirense and Alfa Semedo from Benfica, and may not need another player in the engine room – Sabri Lamouchi has Ben Watson, Adlene Guedioura, Ryan Yates and Liam Bridcutt at his disposal.

Forest may have been dealt a major boost in their pursuit of Luongo, however, with Queens Park Rangers manager Mark Warburton leaving him out of their training camp in Austria and admitting that he may sell the Australian international this summer.

As per Nottinghamshire Live, the R’s boss said: “Massimo’s future could now lie away from QPR and therefore it is important that we prepare for that potential eventuality.” Luongo is out of contract in 2020, so QPR will have to offload him this summer rather than risk losing him for nothing next year. This is good news for Forest.

The Reds could replace Colback with another combative player who boasted seven goals in 41 Championship games, created 42 chances, made 35 successful dribbles (74%), averaged 42 passes-per-game and averaged a tackle (126) or interception (58) every 20 minutes. He would improve the Forest squad and is available for sale, so Sabri Lamouchi needs to make a move.

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