Nottingham Forest fans want Aston Villa's Albert Adomah

Nottingham Forest fans gesture during the Sky Bet Championship match between Nottingham Forest and Ipswich Town at City Ground on May 7, 2017 in Nottingham, England.

Aston Villa's failure in the Championship play-off final means some key players could leave - including Albert Adomah.

Albert Adomah of Aston Villa celebrates scoring his team's 2nd goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Burton Albion and Aston Villa at Pirelli Stadium on September 26, 2017 in...

Back on transfer deadline day in the summer of 2016, Aston Villa and Middlesbrough put their heads together and came up with a swap deal involving Adama Traore and Albert Adomah.

The then Boro boss Aitor Karanka admitted to the Gazzette Live that Adomah swapping the Riverside for Villa Park was a ‘good move’. But this does not mean the Spaniard doesn’t rate the Ghanaian winger – far from it.

Albert Adomah of Middlesbrough during the Premier League match between Middlesbrough and Stoke City on August 13, 2016 in Middlesbrough.

Adomah started 36 games as Karanka’s Middlesbrough won promotion to the Premier League two years ago, scoring six goals and assisting another five along the way.

But would Karanka be tempted to reunite with Adomah this summer? The fans of his current club, Nottingham Forest, certainly hope so.

An Aston Villa side under major pressure from Financial Fair Play will reportedly have to raise funds through selling a number of key players after losing the play-off final to Fulham on Saturday, according to The Telegraph.

Adam Clayton of Middlesbrough tackles Albert Adomah of Aston Villa during the Sky Bet Championship Play Off Semi Final First Leg match between Middlesbrough and Aston Villa at Riverside...

And Forest are hoping that Adomah will be one of those on the market. The 30-year-old enjoyed the best season of his career in 2017/18, scoring an unexpected 14 goals in 37 Championship starts, all while playing on the wing.

Needless to say, he’d be a fine addition for a Forest side who found goals very difficult to come by last season.

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