Nottingham Forest are showing no signs of slowing down in the transfer window after signing six players already this summer, and now a new update has been revealed on a potential move for a familiar face.
According to journalist Jacque Talbot, Steve Cooper wants to reunite with Keinan Davis this summer.
Talbot tweeted on Monday evening:
“My information with regard to Keinan Davis and Nottingham Forest, is that Steve Cooper wants to bring him back but the Reds won’t be held to ransom by Aston Villa over a fee. Sounds like positive discussions, though.”
There is no doubt that Nottingham Forest supporters will want to see Keinan Davis return to the club after his loan spell where he made contributions to the side in their Premier League promotion success, so they will surely be buzzing that the club are in discussions to sign him up.
Davis has now returned to Aston Villa following the end of his loan, but it’s looking like there is a chance that he could return for the right price this summer to pick up from where he left off.
The 24-year-old forward scored five goals, delivered two assists and created six big chances, making 1.5 key passes and taking 1.9 shots on average per game, as well as being successful in the majority of his dribble attempts (73%) over 15 Championship appearances.
Cooper has even lavished praise on the striker in an interview with The Athletic, hailing Davis during his temporary stint at Forest:
“Keinan is an excellent footballer. He is a strong, strong boy,” Cooper began.
“He has good feet and he can see a pass. What I love about him is that he is so selfless.”
Forest have already signed Taiwo Awoniyi this summer in order to bolster and add goal contributions in the forward line, but reuniting with Davis could be the perfect opportunity for Cooper to acquire a player who is already experienced in working with the team and understanding the manager’s style of play.
With that being said, the signing of Davis would be a major coup for Cooper this summer as he has a sound understanding and connection with the team, and can hopefully continue his attacking form in the Premier League next season.