Why Nottingham Forest should move for free agent Chamakh

Nottingham Forest need more quality in forward positions, and Marouane Chamakh could be the answer.

Crystal Palace's Marouane Chamakh Marouane Chamakh would be a useful addition to the Forest squad

Nottingham Forest fans will be hoping that their club can mount a promotion challenge this season, despite being so far off the mark last term.

The City Ground hot-seat is now occupied by Frenchman Philippe Montanier, and he has already started his recruitment drive with the captures of Thomas Lam and Apostolos Vellios. 

Apostolos Vellios - Everton on the benchEven with the signing of Apostles Vellios, Forest need more fire-power

Forest were woeful in front of goal last season, and managed just 43 goals in 46  Championship outings. Even with the signing of Vellios, they are in desperate need of more fire-power in forward positions, and an ideal addition would be former Arsenal and Crystal Palace striker Marouane Chamakh.

The Moroccan is available on a free transfer following his release from Selhurst Park, and the 32-year-old has the necessary attributes required to be a hit in England's second tier, with his aerial ability matched by few. He has vast experience of playing at the highest level, and works tirelessly for the team.

Marouane Chamakh scores the fifth goal for Arsenal Chamakh played at the highest level with Arsenal

His career record of 71 goals in 333 league appearances doesn't do Chamakh's overall game justice, and true evidence of his quality is the 65 caps he has received for his country.

The former Palace striker has a fantastic knack of bringing others into play, and should a move come to fruition, his inclusion in the Forest side would most certainly increase production levels from a goalscoring and assist perspective.

At the age of 32, the Moroccan will be looking to see out his career at a club who can offer the promise of regular first-team football, and Forest could be the club who could do exactly that.

Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez (R) in action with Crystal Palace's Marouane Chamakh Chamakh is available on  free transfer

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