According to French outlet Téléfoot, Nottingham Forest are interested in signing Paris FC striker Silas Wamangituka this January.
However, The Reds will have to rival fellow English outfit Newcastle for the 19-year-old’s signature, as he has attracted interest from a host of European clubs.
The Congolese striker has already managed four goals this season in Ligue 2, as he has helped his team to fourth place in the league.
Forest currently have a number of strikers on their books, and manager Aitor Karanka has said that a number of players will leave this month to open up the door for more arrivals. While there are a number of players, only two seem to have earned the manager’s respect- Lewis Grabban and Daryl Murphy. Grabban has taken the Championship by storm this season, and is one of the leading scorers in the league, while Murphy has deputised very well for him.
However, Murphy is now 35 years of age, and his future at The City Ground looks very short. While he may last until the end of the season playing the amount of football that he is currently, Forest will want new blood in their ranks for future seasons, and Wamangituka will provide that.
Regardless of where Forest are playing next season, the 19-year-old will be an asset to the club and will start to come into his own. Granted, he may not be a huge signing this season, but a club with ambition must look to the future, and with both Grabban and Murphy in their 30s, that is exactly what Forest look to be doing.
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