Nottingham Forest plot swoop for teen sensation attracting PL attention - report
By Danny Wright
Nottingham Forest are plotting a bid for Livingston striker Matthew Knox, according to a report.
The Mirror claims in their daily transfer blog on Saturday [6:08PM] that Mark Warburton is keen on a second attempt to sign the teen sensation after originally trying to snap him up during his spell at Rangers.
It is said that Knox has been on trial at a number of Premier League teams over the last year but is still on the books at Livingston despite spending time with Manchester United.
The East Lothian Courier reported back in December that Knox had undergone three different trials with United, and has also been with Tottenham, Everton and Liverpool without success.
It was claimed that Warburton had several bids rejected for the attacker during his time at Ibrox.
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Know, who has two Scotland Under-17 caps to his name, has made 14 senior appearances for the Scottish side but has never found the net.
He only played two league games this season as Livingston earned promotion to the Scottish Championship.
Football Insider Verdict
Knox has clearly attracted a lot of attention from the English top flight but has so far done so without any success. This could be good for Forest though as it means they could be tapping into a talent that is yet to be unearthed by some of the Premier League’s mid-table teams. If there’s one thing that Warburton can be trusted upon it’s youth. He knows how to scout youngsters and can see the potential that they have. He did it at Brentford, carried it on at Rangers and looks as though he is now willing to use Evangelos Marinakis’ funds to continue his philosophy in the East Midlands.
In other Nottingham Forest news, this midfielder has agreed a new contract.