Nottingham Forest to battle C’ship rivals for Marcus Maddison

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Nottingham Forest are leading the hunt alongside Championship rivals Derby County in a bid to land Peterborough striker Marcus Maddison, according to the Reading Chronicle.

The newspaper reports on their website that the two Championship outfits are preparing to battle it out for the 24-year-old after Peterborough chairman Darragh McAnthony said the chances of Maddison moving to Reading were “doubtful”.

The two clubs now reportedly lead the race to land the Posh midfielder, and are both said to be willing to pay the £2.5 million release clause in the player’s Peterborough contract to land one of League One’s brightest talents.

Good move for Nottingham Forest?

Forest have certainly been busy this transfer window following the double swoop of Carvalho and Gonclaves, and are obviously keen to add to their attacking threat with the addition of Maddison.

The playmaker has netted 12 goals in 53 appearances this season for the League One outfit and would really be the icing on the cake for the Reds if they did land him.

At 24 years old, he is only going to get better and better.

This is Futbol rating: 8/10

Likely to happen?

With both Forest and Derby willing to pay the player’s release clause, the possibility of landing Maddison may be difficult for the club to pull off.

Derby will not want to back down from landing him either and this will frustrate Forest, especially as Karanka is overhauling the squad to bid for promotion.

The club will need to pull out a trump card to beat the Rams to the signature of Maddison, because either club are not likely to budge any time soon.

This is Futbol rating: 6/10

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