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Nottingham Forest: Cooper given green light to sign Cyrus Christie

Nottingham Forest’s future in the Championship still hangs in the balance as the side have reached the Championship play-off finals, but it hasn’t stopped the transfer speculation from mounting.

What’s the latest?

A new update has emerged on Forest’s potential transfer target Cyrus Christie as he has now been released by Fulham and is a free agent ahead of the summer transfer window.

It was revealed earlier this month that the defender could be set for a reunion with his former club, with Sky Sports (via Nottingham Live) reporting that Nottingham Forest had put him on their list of transfer targets.

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Christie has also been linked with a permanent move to Swansea City after a successful loan spell at the club this season.

Spence replacement

Steve Cooper is in need of a right-back next season as Djed Spence is set to return to Middlesbrough this summer following his impressive loan spell with the promotion-chasing side, and Christie could be an ideal replacement that could save the club millions as he will be available to sign on a free transfer.

The 29-year-old livewire who was hailed “outstanding” by Martin O’Neill has had an impressive season at Swansea in a more advanced role where he has proven to be effective, scoring three goals and contributing four assists.

He’s also created two big chances whilst making 2 tackles, 1.1 interceptions and 1.3 clearances on average per game in 23 Championship appearances.

Christie is no stranger to The City Ground either as the Republic of Ireland international made 44 appearances delivering five assists during a season-long loan in 2020/2021 before returning to Fulham, so it could be a golden opportunity for the player to reignite his career at his former club.

Spence is now reportedly being pursued by Tottenham Hotspur so it is unlikely that Cooper will be able to compete to sign the 21-year-old with the Champions League qualified side this summer, but could sign a replacement in a more experienced eight years older Christie who wouldn’t cost them a penny.

With that being said, signing the free agent could be a low-risk investment for Forest and could easily fill the gap Spence will leave in the team next season. After receiving the green light on his future, Coope simply has to secure a deal.

AND in other news: Cooper can save Forest millions by unleashing 18 y/o who is “one to look out for”

Article title: Nottingham Forest: Cooper given green light to sign Cyrus Christie

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