By David Woods

13th May, 2018 | 10:36am

Villa and Nottingham Forest battle for 20-goal PL attacker, club will sanction move - report

Nottingham Forest are set to pursue a move for Bournemouth striker Lewis Grabban, according to a report.

Alan Nixon, transfer specialist for the Sun, made the claim on his personal Twitter account on Sunday and added that Aston Villa might also try for his signature.

The striker is currently on loan at Villa and he’s scored an impressive 20 goals across 34 games, including a stint at Sunderland in the first half of the season.

Football Insider verdict:

A striker that can score 20 goals in the Championship is going to be a sought-after player and we wouldn’t be surprised if other teams come in for Grabban. The fact he got 12 in 20 at struggling Sunderland makes him even more valuable. He’s shone for Villa this season too and their move for him might depend on whether they go up through the play-offs. Nottingham Forest and their manager Aitor Karanka are said to be very keen on the 30-year-old and Bournemouth are said to be willing to sell. That all adds up to a move that looks highly likely to happen. Grabban might be moving on in years but he’s proved that he’s more than capable of dominating at Championship level and should continue to fire for another two-to-three years at least. He would be a great addition for either side, although other Championship clubs like Leeds might well have their interest piqued too. 

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

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