After Hillal Soudani and Apostolos Vellios departed Nottingham Forest this summer, Martin O’Neill could be looking for at least one striker to replace the pair. Sammy Ameobi was signed on a free transfer from Bolton Wanderers, but the Reds could further add to their strike force. One player they should consider is Jerome Sinclair – a forward Forest were linked with in 2017.
The £20k-per-week Watford striker is expected to leave the Hornets after falling down the pecking order and spending the last two years out on loan at three different clubs – Birmingham City (January 31, 2017 – May 31, 2017), Sunderland (July 25, 2018 – January 10, 2019), Oxford United (January 31, 2019 – May 31 ,2019).
Sinclair joined Watford from Liverpool in 2016 and has gone on to make only 12 appearances in all competitions. He’s made more appearances out on loan and doesn’t appear to have a future at Vicarage Road. Oxford United are reportedly keen on the 22-year-old’s signature this summer, but he could be a cheap option for Forest too.
He contributed seven goals in a 14-game stretch during a loan spell at Oxford last season and could be useful to Forest. Sinclair shouldn’t break the bank given his diminishing value, but whether the Reds will return for the striker remains to be seen.