Nottingham Forest have entered into talks regarding a deal to bring Alassane Ndao to The City Ground this summer.
That’s according to a claim made by Turkish journalist Yagız Sabuncuoglu, who revealed in a post on Twitter that Nottingham Forest have entered into official talks with Fatih Karagumruk regarding a deal for the 24-year-old winger.
It has been reported that Chris Hughton is keen to add more firepower to his squad in the summer transfer window, with it appearing as if the Senegal international – for whom the Turkish side are believed to be demanding a fee of around €5m (£4.2m) to part with – is one of the 62-year-old’s primary targets ahead of next season.
Considering how highly Ndao impressed for Karagumruk last season, the fact that Forest appear to be in talks regarding a deal for the winger is sure to have left the Garibaldi boss buzzing.
Indeed, over his 38 Super Lig appearances for Francesco Farioli’s side last term, the £4.05m-rated man scored 11 goals, registered nine assists and created a whopping 16 big chances for his teammates, as well as taking an average of 1.5 shots and making 1.2 key passes per game.
These returns saw the 24-year-old earn an average SofaScore match rating of 6.92, ranking him as Karagumruk’s ninth-best performer in the top flight of Turkish football, helping his side secure an impressive eighth-place finish in the league.
And, with Forest having desperately struggled to find the back of the net in the Championship last season, with only Derby County scoring fewer than the Reds’ 37 league goals, it would certainly appear as if additions to Hughton’s attacking arsenal are a priority at the club this summer.
As such, with the £4.5k-per-week Ndao demonstrating he can both score and create a considerable amount of goals, the winger looks to be a potentially fantastic addition to the 62-year-old’s options at The City Ground next season, if the club can indeed get a deal over the line for him in the summer transfer window. Hughton will be buzzing if they can.