Sky Sports: Nottingham Forest now in advanced talks to sign £20m player
Nottingham Forest are in advanced talks with Brighton over a deal to bring striker Neal Maupay to the City Ground.
Sky Sports has reported today that the Reds are keen to bring Maupay to the club and are now in advanced discussions with Brighton over a fee for the striker. It’s believed somewhere around the £15m mark might be enough for Forest to tempt the Seagulls into a sale.
However, Sky have reported that, as of yet, there are no personal terms agreed with Forest and Maupay. The striker arrived at the AMEX from Brentford for around £20m three seasons ago and has had a mixed time with Brighton since that arrival.
Of course, Sky’s update comes after Fabrizio Romano claimed this weekend that negotiations between Maupay, Brighton and Forest were almost done.
Forest, meanwhile, are causing quite the stir in the transfer market this summer. They have added more than ten players to the ranks and have spent over £100m, including big wages for the likes of Jesse Lingard and Dean Henderson on shorter term deals.
Steve Cooper spoke this weekend of the club’s transfer strategy and insisted that it’s been considered and needed.
TBR’s View: Maupay A Useful Addition To Forest
The good thing about Neal Maupay is that he has Premier League experience at the top of the pitch. Forest will need to score goals if they’re to stay up and while Taiwo Awoniyi did ok this weekend, the Reds will need more options.
Maupay has produced at times for Brighton and while there has been inconsistencies, he will be welcomed at the City Ground for the reasons mentioned above.
Forest are really going for it this summer and it’s quite admirable. Cooper’s job, then, will be to get these players playing as a unit.
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