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Signing Albert Adomah may not be the best idea for Nottingham Forest

Signing Albert Adomah may not be the best idea for Nottingham Forest

According to reports from the Guardian, Nottingham Forest are interested in signing Aston Villa star Albert Adomah before the end of the transfer window on Thursday. 

The Ghana international had his most successful season last year, bagging 14 goals in 39 championship appearances for the Villans. He would be teaming up with Aitor Karanka after a successful spell with Middlesborough. While he would add quality to the Forest team, there is a chance that the transfer would do more damage.

Forest have been very busy throughout this transfer window, making 11 transfers, and there is always the danger of unsettling a squad. The Reds have already signed striker Lewis Grabban from Bournemouth, as well as having a number of recognised strikers in the squad.

The task Karanka would then have on his hands is balancing the squad, ensuring players are happy and that they get game time. With two games into the season, he has already played Daryl Murphy in the first match, and Grabban in the second. Any more players, and it could cause discontent.

This is not to say that Adomah (valued at £4.5m by Transfermarkt) would not help the team, he is a proven operator in the Championship. But there is a tipping point where too many players could create a bad environment and they may pay the price with poor results.

Forest have looked decent in their two opening games of season, albeit without getting a win, but the squad looks solid enough that they no longer need to make any more signings. They can rely on the players they have already, and expect a successful season.

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