Nottingham Forest would be genuine contenders with potentially their smartest signing in years

According to The Mirror, Bournemouth defender, Tyrone Mings is set for a move to Championship side Nottingham Forest this summer.

Mings joined the Cherries in the summer of 2015 as Eddie Howe’s side prepared for their maiden Premier League campaign. However, he suffered an injury on his league debut that put him out of action for the majority of that season. 

Following his return to full fitness, Mings has failed to stake a claim for a regular spot in the team, and his lack of playing time has seen his value plummet from £8 million, as paid by Bournemouth 3 years ago, to the £3.6 million he is currently valued at by Transfermarkt. 

A return to the second tier now looks likely for the 25-year-old, and such a move could be the key to revitalising the young defender’s career.

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Mings would be a fantastic addition to any Championship team and Forest should go all out to add him to their roster. The permanent signing of Mings would reinforce the Reds’ ambitions as promotion chasers.

Forest have already spent big this window, securing the services of Joao Carvalho, Hillal Soudani, and fellow Bournemouth man Lewis Grabban.

The inclusion of Mings to the defensive options at Aitor Karanka’s disposal would give Forest a great platform for a title tilt this season. Mings’ versatility, being a centre-back also very comfortable at left-back, could prove vital.

Despite an injury hit struggle at Bournemouth, Mings is still young and obviously very talented. He’s proved himself to be a top quality Championship player once in his career, and there’s no reason to believe he couldn’t do it again.

As part of this Forest outfit, there’s a good chance he’ll be a Premier League player again before long. 

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