Nottingham Forest are now in advanced talks over a potential deal to land the 26-year-old striker Neal Maupay from Brighton & Hove Albion.
This has been suggested by the Sky Sports reporter Dharmesh Sheth, who has been speaking on the latest episode of the Transfer Talk podcast.
It has been an extremely busy summer of business for the Premier League new boys who have now got off the mark after beating West Ham United on the weekend.
Forest have already brought in two new strikers this summer in Emmanuel Dennis and Taiwo Awoniyi, with the latter opening his account in England by scoring the only goal in the game on Sunday.
However, it seems they are not done there and are edging closer to beating the likes of Fulham and Everton to the signing of the 26-year-old Frenchman:
“Incredible, isn’t it? 15 signings through the door and they’re in advanced talks with Brighton over potential number 16 – this, the striker Neal Maupay. Fee under discussion thought to be £15m. Personal terms yet to be agreed.”
TIF Thoughts on Sheth’s comments…
Forest are certainly going all in to try and provide Steve Cooper with the best opportunity to keep the club in the Premier League this season having already brought in 15 new faces this summer.
Would Maupay be a good signing for Forest?
And we think the addition of Maupay could be a smart addition despite having already signed Dennis from Watford earlier this summer.
Although Dennis showed signs of promise last season, Dennis has just one campaign of Premier League football to his name in which he did provide 10 goals for Watford.
And Awoniyi has even less Premier League experience having arrived from a few seasons with Mainz and Union Berlin in the Bundesliga.
With this in mind, we think Maupay would actually be a smart addition in case Dennis takes time to get up and running given he has three seasons and 26 Premier League goals under his belt.