Could Celtic's Kris Commons be just what Nottingham Forest need?

Celtic's Kris Commons celebrates scoring their third goal

The former Nottingham Forest midfielder could be set for a move away from Celtic in the summer.

Celtic's Kris Commons celebrates scoring their third goalCeltic's Kris Commons

Desperate to hold onto their status as a Championship club, Nottingham Forest are facing a tough battle towards the end of the season to keep themselves out of the relegation zone. After controversy and turmoil both on and off the pitch from the get go, Nottingham Forest fans are looking forward to seeing the back of yet another season of failure. 

Should they stay up, and should they have the funds to go out and recruit new players, Nottingham Forest will be desperate to start kicking on in the right direction. After searching for a new manager, the club will already likely be looking at potential new summer transfer targets; ones that match the clubs budget. 

Needing some flair and creativity in their side, Nottingham Forest could well take a look north of the border, for a potential move that would cause the kind of controversy Forest fans are used to.

Playing for the Reds from 2004-2008, Kris Commons was a big player for Nottingham Forest. Scoring 32 goals in 138 appearances. However, the Scottish midfielder caused an uproar in 2008, when he departed the City Ground for the Reds greatest rivals, Derby County. Going on to score 21 games in 80 appearances for the Rams, Kris Commons became one of the best midfielders in the Championship during his time at Pride Park.

Kris Commons scores Derby's second goalKris Commons scores for Derby County

Moving to Celtic in 2011, Commons then became the star of Neil Lennon's side, going on to make 147 appearances for the hoops, scoring 64 goals. However, under Brendan Rodgers, Kris Commons has fallen out of favour, and joined up with former manager Neil Lennon this year for a loan spell at Hibernian.

With his' contract set to expire in the summer, the former Forest and Derby midfielder will likely be assessing his options. Could he be tempted by a move back to the Championship?

Celtic's Kris Commons (L) in action with Motherwell's Marvin Johnson (R)Celtic's Kris Commons (L) in action with Motherwell's Marvin Johnson (R)

If Nottingham Forest can afford the wages, which you think they would be able to after securing signings such as Ross McCormack and Aaron Tshibola on loan, Commons may well be able to add some creativity and expierience to this struggling Reds side.

But would Forest fans take him back? Or do Celtic fans think they should keep hold of him? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!

Derby's Kris Commons (L) and Nottingham Forest's Guy Moussi in actionDerby's Kris Commons (L) and Nottingham Forest's Guy Moussi in action

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