Championship

It sounds daft, but Nottingham Forest should be in for this former Ballon D’Or nominee this summer

Nottingham Forest are a club of extremely rich history, and will look to the new Championship season with the intention of restoring former glories after almost succumbing to relegation to the third tier last year.

As our landlord here at the Transfer Tavern sips a nostalgic pint with a bunch of red shirted Forest fans, the conversation turns to the summer window, and manager Mark Warburton’s first opportunity to put his own mark on the squad.

Losing captain Henri Lansbury in January to Aston Villa was a nightmare for Forest, who failed to replace him before the winter transfer window slammed shut.

Zach Clough did come in from Bolton, but the midfield men are extremely different footballers, and a direct replacement for Lansbury is needed this summer.

Forest fans ponder players from across the Football League, but did our landlord seriously just suggest a former Ballon D’Or nominee?

QPR’s Massimo Luongo surprisingly made the shortlist for the prestigious award after his performances for Australia, and could be the man to lead Warburton’s revolution.

After impressing at Swindon, Luongo earned a move to QPR, and could now move north to Nottingham.

The player would become a stalwart in the midfield at the City Ground, and has the ability to have the same impact influential former captain Lansbury had upon his old side.

Forest fans… Would you have Luongo at Forest? Let us know below!

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