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Opinion: Sunderland must make the best out of Nottingham Forest decision with astute addition

Sunderland fans have had a tough couple of years following back-to-back relegation campaigns. The Sunderland in the Tavern need something to lighten their mood and a good bit of transfer activity might just do that. 

Former St Mirren boss, Jack Ross has gone off to a quick start with the signings of Turkish defender Alim Ozturk, Hearts goalkeeper Jon McLaughlin and Bury defender Chris Maguire. The Chronicle reported that Sunderland have also held talks with two strikers, a midfielder, a goalkeeper and a full-back. One player the club have been linked with and should do what they can to sign is Nottingham Forest’s midfielder, Jorge Grant.

News outlet HITC, are reporting that Grant is a target for a number of League One clubs but Forest are refusing to sell him and will only consider a loan move for the midfielder.

The playmaker spent the last 18 months on loan at Notts County, where last season especially he was outstanding, scoring 19 goals and nine assists as Notts County reached the League Two play-offs.

Although Grant has never played in League One, the midfielder is ready to progress up to the next tier, especially considering how outstanding he was last season. With Sunderland’s weak financial position and their lack of goals, signing Grant on loan would be great for the club.

Forest have signed three players who will seemingly block Grant’s progression to the first-team in Joao Carvalho, Diogo Goncalves and Gil Dias, therefore a loan move would suit all sides involved, especially Grant himself.

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