Nottingham Forest have been busy so far this transfer window. Manager Aitor Karanka has already added nine players to his squad in the hope that they can push for promotion to the Premier League next season.
According to The Mirror (Transfer News Live, 18:00pm, July 7 2018), Bournemouth defender Tyrone Mings is the latest player who could make the switch to The City Ground.
If Mings were to sign for Forest he would be following fellow Cherries player Lewis Grabban, who joined Karanka’s project for £6m last week.
25-year-old Mings has played the majority of his career at left-back but can also fill in comfortably as a centre-back thanks to his strength and height. Bournemouth broke their transfer record in 2015 to sign the Englishman from Ipswich for £8m but injuries have stopped Mings from repaying the fee he commanded.
A torn knee ligament in his first season with the club and a back injury last season have limited him to just 12 Premier League appearances during his frustrating three years on the south coast.
Mings must be desperate for a fresh start and, despite the injuries, most of these Forest fans have been buzzing with the rumours linking him with their club. Check out some of the best reactions below.
Tyrone mings to forest…
Him and byram would be one of the best paired full backs in the league imo🔥 #nffc
— Lewis🏴 (@Lewis_payne15) July 8, 2018
Tyrone Mings and Sam Byram would be great fullbacks for us #nffc
— Woody (@Mister_Forest) July 8, 2018
Tell you what you'd absolutely snatch Bournemouths hand off for Tyrone Mings….he is proper decent #NFFC
— ian thorpe (@ianthorpe1972) July 7, 2018
Mings to forest? Be a very good signing if true. Big strong & quick lad that’s 6’5, got a little nasty streak in him & would mean Osborn doesn’t play LB so I’m all for it #nffc
— Bradley (@McBrads95) July 7, 2018
— Darren J D (@Dazzler1865) July 8, 2018
Get him in, sounds a nice young man, as Cloughie would say #nffc
— Simon HC (@simon_ra_bass) July 9, 2018
#nffc All sensible signings so far. Maybe a couple of gambles in Mings and Rodwell, but you need to be brave in this division.
— Richard Tutthill (@RichTu) July 9, 2018
Mings has played 16 times in 3 seasons. Surely a concern #nffc
— Tony Martin (@nffcSVC) July 8, 2018