Nottingham Forest fans fear the worst as Middlesbrough linked with late Mahoney move

Nottingham Forest fans

Middlesbrough could usurp Nottingham Forest in their attempt to sign the Blackburn Rovers winger.

Blackburn Rovers' Connor MahoneyBlackburn Rovers winger Connor Mahoney

Nottingham Forest are facing late competition from Middlesbrough for the signing of Blackburn Rovers winger Connor Mahoney, according to the Nottingham Post.

Mahoney is already said to have agreed terms and completed a medical ahead of a move to Forest, however the Reds' ongoing failure to reach an agreement with Blackburn has seemingly allowed Boro to pounce.

Although out of contract this summer, the player's age means that any buying club must also strike a deal with Rovers, as in a normal transfer. However, if this does not happen, a fee for the 20-year-old will ultimately be decided at a tribunal hearing.

Mahoney is said to be attracted by Mark Warburton's reputation for developing young players, however Middlesbrough are expected to be able to blow Forest out of the water financially, not to mention offer, in all likelihood, the greater chance at playing Premier League football in the coming years.

New Middlesbrough manager Garry Monk during the press conferenceNew Middlesbrough manager Garry Monk

And as far as those of a Reds' persuasion are concerned, they already know which way the Mahoney deal is heading...

Do Nottingham Forest still have a shot at signing Mahoney, or will Middlesbrough pounce?

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