Nottingham Forest submitted a bid to sign another striker who can challenge Taiwo Awoniyi…
Steve Cooper’s bid is reportedly in the region of €5m (£4.2m) including add-ons, which the hierarchy at the French club are led to accept.
With only a year left on his contract, this will have played a part in the shrewd nature of the deal. Fulham are also interested but are yet to make an offer.
Forest are a free-spending outlet this summer, having already brought in 12 new faces as the transfer links continue to flow in.
Whilst he will be the star man up front for Cooper’s push to stay in the Premier League, Ui-Jo could certainly mount a viable challenge to keep the forward on his toes.
The 29-year-old would offer vast experience, and having scored 11 last season for a relegated Bordeaux, he has proven that he can contribute even if the side is one of the lesser ones in the league.
The manager could even spring a surprise and play them both up front, with Awoniyi proving with his 0.9 key passes per game that he could certainly feed Ui-Jo.
Perhaps devoting his prime years to Forest and the Premier League could see him raise his level and dispatch the chances he usually spurns.
He could be a fine addition to Cooper’s ever-growing side and would certainly push Awoniyi to perform to his very best or risk losing his spot