Nottingham Forest have reportedly watched Pyramids FC winger Ibrahim Adel recently ahead of a potential move in the January transfer window.
The Lowdown: 24th signing?
Steve Cooper’s side brought in a staggering 23 new players into the City Ground in the summer, as they looked to reshape the squad for the Premier League.
However, they are currently lingering in the relegation zone in the top-flight table, suggesting that they still all need time to gel together and get used to playing in the same team.
The Latest: Adel watched
Writing in his latest piece for 90min, transfer expert Graeme Bailey has revealed that Forest are one of a number of Premier League sides that have ‘watched’ Adel ahead of January, with the view of loaning him out to another side in Europe before he qualifies for a work permit to play in the UK.
Arsenal, Brentford, Brighton and Hove Albion and Liverpool are also taking a keen interest in the Egypt international, who has been labelled the ‘new Mohamed Salah’, and is set to cost at least £5m plus add-ons.
The Verdict: Get it done
Being likened to Salah, a player who has won both the Premier League and UEFA Champions League with Liverpool, and has won the Golden Boot in the former no fewer than three times (Transfermarkt), is a massive compliment to Adel.
He is still only 21 years of age, and already boasts 22 goals and nine assists in 78 games in total over all competitions for Pyramids FC (Transfermarkt).
Nonetheless, the Reds would do very well to sign him ahead of the likes of Arsenal and Liverpool, who can both offer him European football.
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