According to The Birmingham Mail, by way of KickOff, Nottingham Forest have been linked with Wolves midfielder Romain Saïss.
Forest have recruited heavily this summer as new manager Aitor Karanka hopes to build a squad worthy of promotion. With less than ten days to secure a loan signing in the Championship, signing Saïss (valued at £5.4m on Transfermarkt.co.uk) would conclude a solid summer’s spending for The Reds.
Forest have bolstered their defensive midfield successfully this summer, re-signing Adlène Guedioura and securing Jack Colback on loan from Newcastle. But Saïss would undoubtedly add to this quality in the midfield.
Guedioura has had a good start to the season for Forest, and may be hard to wrestle a starting shirt from, but Colback’s position would definitely be threatened. With a player like the 6ft3 Moroccan breathing down your neck, it would improve performances.
Saïss has not featured for Wolves this season in the Premier League, but was a mainstay at Molineux last season as The Wanderers dominated the Championship. Bringing that title-winning mentality to The City Ground may prove vital to Karanka’s men this season.
Forest currently sit in eighth place in the Championship after an acceptable start to the season. However, Karanka will certainly want his side to quickly shoot up the table, and Saïss may be the catalyst to do so. He will also hope the Moroccan will be able to shore up his side’s defence, as Forest have only kept one clean sheet this season.
Forest host struggling Birmingham this Saturday, and while it may be too early for Saïss to feature if he signs, he would still have a major say in Forest’s season.