EXCLUSIVE By Peter O’Rourke
Nottingham Forest are set to rip up the loan deal of midfielder Jorge Grant this week and are ready to loan him out to a new club, Football Insider understands.
Grant joined Luton on a season-long loan in the summer, but Forest have now triggered the recall option in the deal and the news has alerted a number of clubs to his availability on loan during this month’s transfer window.
The 23-year-old attacker scored four goals in 22 appearances in all competitions during his time at high-flying Luton.
Grant is highly-regarded at Forest after coming through the ranks at the City Ground, but he unlikely to break into Aitor Karanka’s plans for the second half of the season.
A well-placed source has told Football Insider that Forest have received a host of enquiries about taking Grant on loan and Karanka feels he would benefit by continuing to play regular first-team football before challenging for a first-team spot at Forest next season.
Grant has spent most of the last two seasons out on loan during two spells at League Two Notts County and Luton this term and he now looks likely to go out on loan again.
Nathan Jones, who quit as Luton boss today to take over at Stoke City, has described Grant as a “wonderful, wonderful footballer”.
In other Nottingham Forest transfer news, Football Insider can reveal the club are in the hunt to sign a midfielder who quit Premier League club last Friday.