Martin O’Neill is on the hunt for a number of wingers this summer, having been linked with Gavin Whyte of Oxford United and Kamil Grosicki of Hull City. Nottingham Forest aren’t just looking at the English market, however, with latest reports linking them with a move for a Swedish player.
According to Lennart Sandahl of Fotboll Direkt, Forest are interested in Hosam Aiesh and could battle Reading for his signature. The 24-year-old joined Ostersund from Hacken in 2015 and has gone on to make 105 appearances in all competitions, scoring and creating 37 goals.
Reading are looking at Aiesh as a potential replacement for Modou Barrow while Forest want a more prolific wide-man to challenge Matty Cash for a starting place. The Swedish international has an asking price of £1.77m which could be a bargain given his form over the last 14 months.
Aiesh contributed 20 goals in 33 games for Ostersund in 2018 and has scored and created three goals in seven outings in 2019. He has two years left on his contract but is expected to be on his way out of the Jämtkraft Arena this summer. Whether it’s for Forest and Reading remains to be seen, however.