EFL Championship outfit Fulham have slapped a £7 million price tag on midfielder Kevin McDonald to thwart off any potential interest from divisional rivals Nottingham Forest, according to the Nottingham Post via The Sun.
It means that the Reds must smash their transfer record if they are to secure the defensive midfielder who had been identified as one of the club’s top targets this summer.
McDonald was an integral part of the Cottagers side which secured a play-off place last season and since the end of the campaign he has been heavily linked with a move away from Craven Cottage.
Forest boss Mark Warburton ignited his summer recruitment drive yesterday when the signing of Hibernian striker Jason Cummings was announced by the club, with more recruits set to follow closely behind the Scotsman.
The Reds supporters here in the Football Transfer Tavern are delighted with the arrival of the 21-year-old, although they had hoped that proven Championship midfielder McDonald would be the next man to sign on the dotted line at the City Ground.
Forest narrowly avoided relegation into League One last season and their loyal bunch of fans are hopeful that players of McDonald’s nature can be signed to progress the club forwards.
It now appears that the Reds must go back to the drawing board in their quest for a new midfielder as the threat of Financial Fair Play will likely end any interest that Forest have in securing the £7 million rated Fulham man.
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