By Harvey Byrne
Nottingham Forest have a “key role” to play in the future of midfielder Jorge Grant who is attracting three English clubs, according to a report.
The Nottingham Post has claimed that the 22-year-old, who has spent the season on loan at local side Notts County is wanted by Wigan alongside County, while Championship rivals Bristol City are also believed to have watched the young midfielder.
The Forest youth graduate is also out of contract this summer and it is detailed that the Midlands giants have not yet made a decision on the player’s future with the Reds still to announce their retained list.
Banbury-born Grant joined the Forest academy from the Nike Academy in 2013 and made his debut for the club a year later as an 87th-minute substitute in a 1-0 win over Tranmere in August 2014 in the EFL Cup.
He has since gone on to play 20 times in total for the Nottingham Forest first team, scoirng one goal and providing two assists.
Grant’s last appearance for the club did however come all the way back in December as he played 59 minutes of the 2-0 defeat against Wolves in the league.
He has since impressed at Notts County with six goals and three assists coming in 17 outings, but it is unclear whether manager Mark Warburton will give him another chance in the first team after impressing in League Two.
Football Insider verdict:
There is a clear difference in quality between League Two and Championship level and if Nottingham Forest want to progress then they should cut their losses with Grant. At 22 the central midfielder can no longer be considered a player of potential and is pretty much playing to his maximum, which simply isn’t good enough for a club like Forest. Now, it is not yet clear how much money Forest will have to play with this summer due to the ongoing transfer saga at the club, but Warburton must simply find players better than the likes of Grant in order to improve on their 21st placing.
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