In a possible transfer blow for Rangers, EFL Championship club Nottingham Forest are close to signing reported Ibrox target Jed Wallace, according to The Sun’s Alan Nixon.
Back in September, Football League World reported that the Gers were one of a number of clubs monitoring Wallace, with his contract set to expire at the end of the season.
Later that month, the same outlet suggested that the Gers and rivals Celtic had the advantage in the race to snap up the 27-year-old on a pre-contract.
However, on Tuesday morning, there was speculation on social media that the Lions had accepted a seven-figure bid for Wallace, and then in the afternoon, responding to a fan query on Twitter, Nixon asserted that the 27-year-old is set to move to the City Ground this month.
“Hear Forest happens…but nothing done until it’s done,” he wrote.
Forest set to land reported Rangers target?
This could will be a blow for Rangers if their reported interest in Wallace is still alive.
His ability to play in a variety of attacking roles makes him a very useful asset and his numbers have been consistently strong in recent years.
He reached double figures for goals in the Championship in each of the last two full seasons and is on course to do the same this campaign, with five goals and six assists to his name already.
A seven-figure fee would be a lot for a player who would otherwise become a free agent in the summer, but Forest clearly believe he could be key to their promotion push and if they do finally secure a return to the top flight, it’ll be seen as an excellent investment.
Gio van Bronckhorst has decent attacking resources at his disposal right now, but if he doesn’t manage to add to that area of the squad this month, it’s important he doesn’t lose any of the current group.