Nottingham Forest have a lot of work to do during the summer if they’re actually serious about at least getting into the play-offs. Surely they have to be, right? This kind of miserable stagnation just can’t go on much longer, or an Ipswich situation may indeed be on the cards.
Dramatic, perhaps, but the current state of play just cannot be the long-term strategy.
Indeed, having spent a good sum of money last summer, only to finish ninth, better recruitment needs to be conducted during this window if they’re to return to the top flight. Clearly, fans are really hoping that Martin O’Neill can prove he just had a shaky start as manager, rectifying by impressing this season.
So, with the right budget, there is faith in the team and the manager that great things can happen this season.
One player linked with Nottingham Forest who would be a tremendous coup is Callum O’Dowda, especially as he could replace the outgoing Diogo Goncalves.
O’Dowda, (who is valued at £1.8 million on Transfermarkt) has been linked with a move to Nottingham Forest among other Championship sides this summer after a good season for Bristol City. Martin O’Neill is said to be keen on recruiting a goalscoring midfielder, something O’Dowda definitely is considering he has four goals and five assists to his name this season.
Goals throughout the team can’t be a bad thing, right? Lewis Grabban certainly needs the help.
Meanwhile, the 24-year-old himself is keen on a move to a bigger club, which Forest tick the box of being, given their rich history and determination to get back into the Premier League. So all things considered, it seems to be a move that would work out brilliantly for all involved and the potential to have Callum O’Dowda, Joao Carvalho and Joe Lolley in midfield screams of promotion back to the Premier League.
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