Date: 9th July 2019 at 7:30am
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Nottingham Forest strengthened their attack with the signing of Sammy Ameobi this summer, but the Reds could benefit from another forward as they’re short on quality in the wide areas. Ben Osborn and Matty Cash struggled for goals and assists last season and may need healthy competition – Forest can’t be over-reliant on goals from Joe Lolley and Lewis Grabban.

According to GFFN, the Reds scouted Jeremie Bela last season and may have to challenge Birmingham City, Nantes (Ligue 1) and Alaves (La Liga) to procure his signature. The 26-year-old’s last club was Albacete, who he joined in 2017 and he’s gone on to score and create 21 goals in 71 games in all competitions.

It’s worth noting that 14 of those goals came in 37 games last season. Bela enjoyed the best form in his career in 2018/19 and is now a free agent after his contract expired. Forest wouldn’t have to break the bank to sign him and would strengthen a key area in the process.

The Reds have been keeping tabs on Bela’s progress, but it’s unknown if they’re willing to make an official approach for the uncapped Angolan.

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