Nottingham Forest supporters in the Transfer Tavern are very much looking forward to the rest of the summer transfer, what with Aitor Karanka seeking to build a squad capable of challenging for Championship promotion next season.
The former Middlesbrough boss was appointed as Mark Warburton’s successor back in January with the club down in 14th place in the second tier, and eventually led them to a 17th place finish by winning five of his 21 matches in charge. However, having achieved promotion before with Boro back in 2016, Forest fans are very much willing to give Karanka time to mould a squad ready to stake a claim for promotion next season, although it’s evident that several additions are needed for that to happen.
And one man several of our resident Forest supporters are hoping to see their club finally sign this summer is Celtic’s Lewis Morgan, who was linked with a move to the City Ground before signing for Brendan Rodgers’ Bhoys back in January.
And with the youngster possibly available for loan next season given the plethora of attacking options at Rodgers’ disposal, the £450,000-rated star (as per Transfermarkt) appears to be the ideal addition at Karanka’s Forest.
Ultimately, the 21-year-old attacker earned the move to Celtic back in January as a result of his wonderful form for St Mirren, given he scored nine goals and laid on five assists prior to his move to Parkhead back in January.
He was immediately loaned back to the Scottish Championship side, and he continued his impressive form to the end of the campaign in finishing with figures of 18 goals and 13 assists for the club.
Thus, it’s pretty evident that the Scotland international has a bright future in the game but could also do a job in the present, but given the competition for places at Celtic, it’s difficult to see him breaking into Rodgers’ starting eleven on a regular basis.
And were he allowed to leave on loan, Forest must be ready to pounce.
The East Midlands giants scored 51 goals in their 46 Championship matches this season, which by no means was the worst goal-scoring record in the division, but it was fewer than any team that finished above them in the table.
Thus, to move up the division next term, Karanka’s men will have to carry a greater goal-scoring threat and turn those chances into goals – Morgan can aid them with that quest.
As such, the 21-year-old would undoubtedly be the ideal addition to Karanka’s squad at the City Ground next season.
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