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Nottingham Forest: O’Neill must reignite interest in ex-academy graduate Oliver Burke

Nottingham Forest: O’Neill must reignite interest in ex-academy graduate Oliver Burke

Nottingham Forest could end up losing Joe Lolley in the summer, so they need to find his replacement quickly. Oliver Burke has shown his worth at the City Ground before and Forest should reignite their interest.

The Mail Online believe Crystal Palace are sniffing around Lolley with a view to sign him this coming transfer window, and who could blame him for wanting to test himself in the Premier League? Indeed, the 26-year-old has bagged seven goals and six assists this season.

His performances will take some replacing, but The Mirror (2 January, page 45) via HITC believed Forest are battling to re-sign Burke from West Brom this summer. To that end, he’s impressed on loan at Celtic this season scoring four goals and making one assist in 11 appearances.

The 22-year-old impressed during his time at Forest where he broke through the youth academy. He played 31 times, scoring six goals in the process, but he was sold to Red Bull Leipzig for a staggering £12.9m because they just couldn’t refuse.

Now he’s back under their radar and out of contract in the summer, the club must reinvest their money in the £9m-rated (per Transfermarkt) star. His wing play would bring excitement back to the City Ground and would put them in with a chance for the promotion next season.

Burke may still have affection for Forest and the club could do with his influence. It’s time they brought him back to Nottingham and pressed on for promotion with one of their youngsters leading the way.

Forest fans, how do you think Oliver Burke would fare if he signed for your club again? Join the discussion by commenting below.

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