Nottingham Forest are lining up a move to sign defender Rob Hunt from Oldham Athletic, according to a report.

News publication HITC claims that the Reds are interested in the right-back alongside Wigan Athletic the summer.

It is understood that the 22-year-old could leave Oldham on the cheap after their relegation to League Two, as he has a £300,000 release clause in his contract and suitors are ready to pounce.

Football Insider verdict:

Hunt joined Oldham permanently last summer from Brighton and has benefited from playing regular first-team football. He managed to catch the attention of some interested clubs despite suffering a relegation to England’s fourth-tier and will find it too easy in that division. However, a jump up to the City Ground next year may be too much to ask for as well and he is unlikely to make a huge difference. He is a versatile full-back that can play on both wings and just needs more experience before jumping up another level. Forest have to be aiming a little higher if they want to get out of the Championship, but as it stands supporters can strap in for another disappointing campaign of mid-table. They have too many distinctly average players in their squad and looks miles off the pace of the big boys in the league. Manager Aitor Karanka needs to add the right level of experience and know-how to blend with his youngsters.

In other Nottingham Forest news, this £1million Reds player will surely be on the move in the summer.

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