Nottingham Forest have been promoted back into the Premier League for the first time in 23 years, and now they must use the upcoming transfer window to identify players who can help them maintain their top-flight status, with a new transfer target emerging.
According to Italian news outlet Area Napoli, Nottingham Forest are interested in signing SK Dnipro-1 striker Artem Dovbyk this summer.
As per the report, Dovbyk is seriously considering the possibility of a move to the Premier League via Forest.
The Ukrainian forward’s agent has also reportedly confirmed to Sports Arena that the Midlands club are in talks for the player.
To compete in the Premier League next season there is no doubt that Steve Cooper will be looking to sign players that can help them achieve their goal of staying up and avoiding relegation in their first campaign, and when you consider Dovbyk’s output this season the Forest boss will surely love him.
The £10m gem who was hailed “fantastic” by journalist Olga Tokariuk has had an impressive season for his Ukrainian side, scoring 14 goals and delivering five assists in just 18 appearances with more goal contributions than games equating to a goal or assist every 79 minutes.
Dovbyk has caught the attention of the world from his performances with his national team Ukraine, his most notable performance coming from Euro 2020 when the striker bagged an extra-time goal against Sweden to take his country to their first-ever quarter-finals in the competition.
Since then, the 24-year-old proved his worth on the world stage yet again at Hampden Park scoring in the semi-final of the World Cup Qualifiers against Scotland in a 3-1 victory, but unfortunately was not able to secure a place in the prestigious competition in Qatar as they were knocked out by Wales this week in the final stage.
Nottingham Forest will be keen to add more depth to the striker role in their team as their current number nine Keinan Davis is set to return to his parent club Aston Villa at the end of this month, so Dovbyk could be the perfect signing to adopt the role in the Premier League next season.