Nottingham Forest target Lee Tomlin has been told he can leave Cardiff City this summer, according to The Nottingham Post.
The 29-year-old forward, rated at £2.7m by Transfermarkt, spent the second half of last season on loan at the City Ground where he scored four goals and registered three assists during his spell.
The journeyman only signed for Cardiff last summer but it appears they are ready to let him go this summer as they prepare for life in the top flight.
According to the report, Tomlin has been told he can leave the club this summer, but with his wage increase following promotion, it may be tricky for Forest to sign him on a permanent deal.
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It was reported earlier in the summer by the same publication that Nottingham Forest were keen on bringing the tricky forward back to the East Midlands this transfer window, but now Aitor Karanka has strengthened his striking options, it’s unclear whether he’s still in for Tomlin.
Nottingham Forest fans have been reacting to the news on social media and here’s what they’ve had to say.
2 months ago hell yeah, now? Don’t think we need him.
— NFFCGlory (@NffcGlory) July 18, 2018
Yes. Get him in. He has a great ability to pick out players.
Him in the middle orchestrating and punting balls to out fleetfooted younger creative players is what I can see.
— Darren Clark (@dazzared60) July 18, 2018
Yes deffo remember last season when he came breath of fresh air, I’m dead excited about the new signings but we all know what lee gives us
— kevin lees (@lees_vi) July 18, 2018
You need a big squad full of quality to get out of this league. Say we got a few bad injuries, you need quality back up to keep picking up points – not having a dip in form because of injuries
— Adam Whale (@Forest_Chat) July 19, 2018
Lads obviously got a bit of magic about him, he & AK seemed to understand each other. Could maybe see AK using him as an impact player if a games a little flat and we need something a bit different, has plenty of Champs experience
Would he settle for that kind of roll though?
— Dombacca (@Dombacca) July 18, 2018
I’d have him back. Was a definite plus point from last season. Probably don’t need him now though.
— Richard M8422 (@RichardM8422) July 18, 2018
With so many attacking midfielders we don’t really need him like we did last season
— michaeloxford (@MikeybNFFC) July 18, 2018
You can never have enough match winners, loan till jan poss or season loan would be great
— Jpp (@bo55jpp) July 18, 2018
His footballing brain is second to none
— ryan leavesley 🏴 (@ryan_leavesley) July 18, 2018