Nottingham Forest are looking to sign Lewis Grabban from Bournemouth this summer. Sky Sports report that the club are close to a £5 million deal for the Championship specialist, despite late interest from Birmingham City.
Grabban spent last season out on loan at Sunderland and Aston Villa, scoring 20 goals and finishing as the Championship’s second top-scorer.
He would join new signing Hilal Soudani, youngster Ben Brereton, the versatile Joe Lolley and veteran Darryl Murphy in the attack at the City Ground. His arrival would also surely spell the end for two others at Forest.
Jason Cummings and Apostolos Vellios were, perhaps, already looking on the edge at the club. After the arrival of Soudani, it was fair to see one of them leaving. If Grabban arrives, then both will surely be gone.
Signed for a fee reported to be in the region of £500,000 last summer the Scottish striker Cummings failed to live up to his hype. The former Hibernian man then struggled on loan at Rangers. He finished the season with just three league goals for both clubs combined.
Vellios arrived from Iraklis in the summer of 2016 for a fee reported to be around £1 million. He scored just two goals in 14 appearances last season.
Cummings is similar in style to Soudani, whilst Vellios is similar to Grabban. The difference? The new pair seems to be more prolific in front of goal.
Nottingham Forest will no doubt want to trim some wages if Grabban is lured to the City Ground. Two names that will quickly be pushed toward the exit door are Cummings and Vellios.