Martin O’Neill is on the hunt for a winger this summer, with Nottingham Forest recently being linked with a move for Kamil Grosicki of Hull City and Gavin Whyte of Oxford United. If the Reds want pace, dribbling ability and frequent crosses from a new wide-man, they should look at Albert Adomah again. Forest were linked with Adomah in 2018 without success.
The 31-year-old will leave Aston Villa at the end of his deal on June 30 and will be available on a free transfer. He joined Villa from Middlesbrough in 2016, making 125 appearances in all competitions, scoring and creating 43 goals. This season, Adomah contributed six goals in 36 league games, creating 27 chances, making 19 successful dribbles and whipping in 109 crosses with 23 accuracy.
Forest have Matty Cash, Hillal Soudani and Joe Lolley who can play on the right-wing, but Soudani is still recovering from injury while Lolley has featured in a central role under O’Neill. Cash has struggled for goals in 2019 and is unlikely to be a regular in the starting eleven next season.
Adomah had his issues with form at Villa, but he would certainly improve the Forest squad in 2019/20. The Ghanaian international made 372 Championship appearances in his career so he’d bring a wealth of experience to the City Ground.