With Hillal Soudani on his way to Olympiacos, Apostolos Vellios seemingly on his way to Atromitos and Daryl Murphy getting on a bit at age 36, Forest are going to be somewhat short when it comes to proven Championship strikers. And with manager Martin O’Neill targeting promotion next season, he’s going to need more reinforcements up to if he is to mount a serious challenge.
Perhaps that’s why he has turned his attention to someone who is guaranteed to get you goals at this level, and who you won’t have to spend a penny trying to recruit, other than his wages of course, former Aston Villa forward Albert Adomah, with reports suggesting that Forest have joined the hunt for the frontman alongside Bristol City and Millwall.
Somewhat of a Championship stalwart, Adomah has plied most of his career in the second tier since first making the move to Bristol City in 2010. It’s easy to see why they’d be interested in the 31-year-old, despite his age he’s got plenty left in the tank, not too far removed from his best season at this level when in the 2017/18 season, he notched 15 goals in all competitions for Steve Bruce’s side.
Operating anywhere across the front line, either as a winger or centrally, a signing like this could be just the catalyst that Forest need to make a better promotion push than last season, when a terrible run of form in April cost them a shot at a playoff spot.
It’s just a shame that he’s out of contract, otherwise Villa could have used him as a little bit of bait to entice Forest to send them Joe Lolley, who they’ve been interested in for some time. That might have made the whole process a lot simpler.