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Nottingham Forest submit bid for Marcus Tavernier

Nottingham Forest have shown no signs of slowing down in the transfer window with seven signings already completed this summer, and now the club could be about to make their eighth.

What’s the latest?

According to The Daily Mail, Nottingham Forest have submitted a £10m bid for Middlesbrough gem Marcus Tavernier.

As per the report, the club has joined the chase for the winger’s signature this summer, with AFC Bournemouth also tabling an offer and both clubs are now waiting for an answer from Middlesbrough.

Big Colback upgrade

Despite already sealing many new signings already, Steve Cooper hasn’t been able to acquire any fresh faces to bolster the midfield and Tavernier could definitely be a big Jack Colback upgrade if Forest’s bid is accepted this summer.

Tavernier can be an effective goal threat from many positions in the midfield and has proved his versatility over the last season with Boro, playing central, left and right in the middle of the park.

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Over 44 Championship appearances last season, the 23-year-old scored five goals, delivered five assists and created eight big chances, as well as making an average of 1.6 key passes, 2.2 tackles, winning 5.7 duels and taking two shots per game.

Cooper could really benefit from Tavernier’s playmaking skills in his Forest side, and despite Colback being much better in his defensive play, the Middlesbrough player offers a better attacking threat which could be very useful in the newly-promoted side’s attempts to retain their Premier League status next season.

Tavernier has been the recipient of high praise for his performances and talent in his current team with journalist Anthony Vickers hailing the player a “bright spark“, and former manager Neil Warnock is a big fan of his player too.

Should Forest sign Marcus Tavernier?





Warnock claimed (via Teesside Live): “Tav is a special player. He’s a manager’s nightmare and a manager’s dream all wrapped up into one. But like me, he wants to win. We’re on the same page and I think he’ll have a very good season.”

With that being said, the signing of Tavernier could be a major coup for Cooper if the player can emulate his form and performances in the Premier League with Nottingham Forest.

AND in other news: “Will happen..”: Reliable journo drops big NFFC transfer claim, Cooper will be buzzing

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