According to senior writer for The Athletic Daniel Taylor, Nottingham Forest are in talks to sign both Harry Toffolo and Lewis O’Brien this summer.
“Two more bids from Nottingham Forest for transfer targets: Lewis O’Brien and Harry Toffolo at Huddersfield.
“#NFFC want the pair for £10-12m. #HTAFC value the two players higher – but open to making the deal. Talks ongoing.”
There is no doubt that supporters will be excited that Forest are interested in signing more players to give them the best chance in the Premier League next season.
Both O’Brien and Toffolo had an impressive season in the Championship with Huddersfield Town, and were key players in their play-off challenge that saw the side compete in the final at Wembley but were beaten, ironically, by Nottingham Forest who progressed to promotion back into the top flight.
Toffolo was a strong presence as a left-wing back for the West Yorkshire club, scoring six goals, delivering seven assists and creating five big chances, making one key pass and two clearances on average per game. That was on top of winning the majority of his duels (52%) proving he is both a fantastic defensive asset and attacking threat.
As for his teammate in O’Brien, he was dubbed an “exceptional player” by his former manager Carlos Corberan after his impressive performances in his team last season.
Over 43 Championship appearances, the 23-year-old scored three goals, delivered three assists and created four big chances, making one key pass and 2.2 tackles on average per game, as well as winning the majority of his duels (56%) and being successful in the majority of his dribble attempts (70%).
Cooper will be wanting to bolster his squad as much as he possibly can with players who can make a positive impact in the team as they compete in the Premier League next season, and the Huddersfield Town pair could have a great impact on the team if Forest can complete deals for the players.