Nottingham Forest are being linked with a move for Bournemouth defender Tyrone Mings this week. As reported by The Mirror (live blog, 18:00, 7/7/18) the Cherries are hopeful Forest will take the left-back off their hands this summer after a difficult period for the player on the South Coast.
Since joining Bournemouth back in 2015 the 25-year-old has found it tough to thrive with his new club. Of course, he was not helped by his terrible injury record.
Mings made his Bournemouth debut in August 2015 but did not last long. It was just 12 minutes later he was down and writhing around the floor in agony. Mings had suffered a serious knee injury and was out of action for over a year.
His comeback season was a struggle and he also suffered a suspension after an altercation with Manchester United’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
Last season was another poor one for Mings. He was ruled out for a month with a back injury last September but ended up spending most of the season on the sidelines.
All of this might put Nottingham Forest off of his signature. But if they could keep him fit, then Forest have a star on their hands.
Mings had excelled at Ipswich Town as a left-back or centre-back and was being tipped by some as a future England international.
Nottingham Forest would, therefore, be rolling the dice on a player who, for the past three seasons, has been majoritively on the treatment table. But before then, he looked a future star. At the right price, it is a deal they should make.