Rangers linked Lyle Taylor is currently in talks with Nottingham Forest over a potential transfer, according to Sky Sports via the Nottingham Post.

Rangers were linked to the 30-year-old striker in December 2019 by Sky Sports and were credited with interest again in May by TEAMtalk.

Taylor played alongside Rangers star Joe Aribo at Charlton. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)

Taylor is currently a free agent after his contract expired at Charlton, the club he refused to play for following the restart of the Championship season in June for fear of picking up an injury.

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The Montserrat international has played for 14 clubs in 13 years, including Scottish outfits Falkirk and Partick Thistle.

Charlton was where he found his most success in front of goal, though, with the striker netting 22 times in League One during the 2018/19 campaign and 11 times in 22 Championship appearances last season.

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Sabri Lamouchi’s Nottingham Forest are said to be in talks with Rangers linked Taylor. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Nottingham Forest enter talks with Rangers linked Taylor – Verdict

Taylor’s status as a free agent and his strong recent record made him a relatively appealing potential addition to the Rangers squad as a back-up striker.

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However, the Gers have splashed the cash in recent weeks on Kemar Roofe and Cedric Itten, suggesting Taylor was never a priority target.

The lack of resale value for a player who has already turned 30 and the striker’s playing expectations are potential reasons why the Gers appear to have done nothing more than monitor his situation.

He could prove to be a smart addition for Forest, though.

There’s next to no financial risk attached to any deal for Taylor, while he knows the demands of the Championship and can offer competition for star man Lewis Grabban.

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