Journalist Fraser Fletcher has shared an interesting Nottingham Forest transfer update as the Reds swoop in and try to hijack Everton’s deal for Burnley star Maxwell Cornet.
The Lowdown: Forest hijack Lingard move…
Before manager Steve Cooper saw Jesse Lingard put pen to paper on a one-year deal at the City Ground, it was believed that the 29-year-old was about to join West Ham United and reunite with David Moyes in east London.
However, news then broke of Forest swooping in at the last minute to unceremoniously hijack their move and land Cooper’s 11th signing of the summer transfer window.
The newly-promoted Premier League side have been very busy already this summer, but according to Fletcher, they may not be done there and could be looking to hijack yet another deal.
The Latest: Reds pressing for Cornet…
Fletcher explained: “Nottingham Forest are pressing to hijack the Everton deal for Maxwell Cornet. I’m told there’s frustration in negotiations and Forest are looking to exploit that. Not over yet but open race for player.”
The Verdict: Get it done…
Cornet would come to Forest with plenty of uses and versatility as an attacker who can play both out wide and through the middle, an aspect of his game which makes the 25-year-old ‘invaluable’ according to former England goalkeeper Paul Robinson.
As per WhoScored, the Ivorian stands out as a key player for Burnley, having attempted the joint-most shots at goal per 90 minutes last season (1.8) whilst finishing 2021/22 as their top scorer with nine goals.
Cornet also has a £17.5m relegation release clause, coming as another incentive to move for him.
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