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Report: Nottingham Forest now making their move to sign 'unplayable' talent Jack Grealish really rates
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Report: Nottingham Forest now making their move to sign 'unplayable' talent Jack Grealish really rates

Nottingham Forest have held talks with Aston Villa over the signing of striker Keinan Davis, according to the Telegraph

Forest have already smashed their club-record transfer fee for a striker by signing Taiwo Awoniyi from Union Berlin for £17 million (BBC). But now the club are apparently keen to re-sign Davis after he spent the second half of last season on loan at the City Ground. 

The Telegraph reports that discussions have already been held with Aston Villa over a possible deal for the 24-year-old. The report also claims that the clubs have an excellent relationship and Davis could be set to return to Nottingham this summer. 

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Davis was part of the Forest squad that achieved promotion to the Premier League last year after beating Huddersfield Town in the play-offs final. The striker scored eight goals and put up four assists in all competitions, despite only joining the club during the January transfer window. 

He did miss the last six games of the Championship season due to a hamstring injury but returned in time for play-off games against Sheffield United and Huddersfield. 

Former teammate Jack Grealish previously heaped praise on the forward when he broke into the Villa team back in June 2020, describing him as ‘unplayable’

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Davis is currently with the Villa squad on their pre-season tour in Australia, with the Telegraph reporting that a deal is not yet imminent. 

The striker quickly became a fan favourite at the Forest Ground due to a string of impressive performances after joining on loan. Forest fans will undoubtedly be keen for this one to get over the line. 

TBR’s View: Davis Move Makes Sense For Everyone Involved 

After what was a successful loan spell last season, a move to Forest and a reunion with Steve Cooper makes sense for Davis. He’s unlikely to get many opportunities at Villa with Danny Ings and Ollie Watkins at the club. 

If he is to push on and show what he is capable of at Premier League level, he’ll need regular game time. And at Forest, he has a much better chance of getting the required football.

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