According to the German news outlet BILD, Nottingham Forest are one of the clubs interested in signing Schalke and Cercle Brugge loanee Rabbi Matondo.
As per the report, Cercle Brugge did not exercise their option to purchase Matondo on a permanent move this summer as salary negotiations failed.
Nottingham Forest are named alongside two other Premier League clubs, Brentford and Leeds United, in the report as interested parties.
Steve Cooper could unearth his very own Jadon Sancho by signing fellow Welshman Matondo this summer, as the 21-year-old has followed a similar path as the Manchester United star.
Both Sancho and Matondo rose through the Manchester City academy before making the move to the Bundesliga to develop their craft and now the Forest manager can facilitate the Schalke winger’s opportunity to play in the Premier League just like Ole Gunnar Solskjaer did for Sancho.
The £3m magician who was dubbed “electrifying” for his pace by Ryan Giggs was sent on a season-long loan deal to the Belgian Pro League and has made impressive strides showing glimpses of his potential whilst playing for Cercle Brugge.
Matondo scored nine goals, delivered two assists and created four big chances, taking 2.9 shots and winning four duels on average per game, proving he has the capabilities to be effective in attacking play and dangerous for his opponents.
Nottingham Forest will need to take all their opportunities to score as many goals as possible in their first season back in the Premier League to ensure they don’t suffer a similar fate as the likes of Norwich City and Watford who bounced straight back into the Championship after being promoted last season.
With that being said, the signing of Matondo could be the perfect opportunity for Cooper to add some depth to his attacking threats in the squad ahead of next season to ensure they can compete and remain in the top flight for years to come.
AND in other news: Bad news: NFFC have now held transfer talks that’ll leave Cooper scrambling