Report: Nottingham Forest want Crystal Palace's Jason Puncheon

Aitor Karanka was all smiles at his first official press conference after being named as the new Nottingham Forest manager. Aitor Karanka Press Conference, The City Ground, Nottingham, UK,...

Nottingham Forest are reportedly already plotting a January move for Crystal Palace midfielder Jason Puncheon.

Jason Puncheon of Crystal Palace during the Pre-Season Friendly between Boreham Wood and Crystal Palace at Meadow Park on July 31, 2018 in Borehamwood, England.

Nottingham Forest are already considering making a loan bid for Crystal Palace midfielder Jason Puncheon once the January transfer window opens, according to The Sun on Sunday (16/09; page 63).

Puncheon's days with the Eagles appear to be numbered. The Sun on Sunday reports that summer switches to Aston Villa and Middlesbrough collapsed in the last moments of the window and the 32-year-old is set to be allowed to leave when January arrives.

 

Puncheon is yet to play in the Premier League this term - his only appearance so far came in the League Cup victory over Swansea City - but it appears that Forest could be about to offer to rescue the midfielder.

The Sun on Sunday (16/09; page 63) reports that Aitor Karanka's men are eyeing up a loan deal for Puncheon in the winter window, and Palace may allow the former Southampton man to head to the City Ground.

Forest have made a disappointing start to the new Championship season. The club made a number of seriously exciting signings in the summer, but it appears that they have not quite been able to gel thus far, with just one win coming in their opening seven league games.

Jason Puncheon of Crystal Palace during the Pre-Season Friendly between Stevenage and Crystal Palace at The Lamex Stadium on July 24, 2018 in Stevenage, England.

Saturday's goalless draw with Swansea leaves them 15th in the table, but they now have three home games in a row which Karanka will be hoping proves to be the run that really ignites their season.

If they can get to January with even an outside chance of being in promotion contention - and it would be a huge surprise if they fell that far out of contention by then - signings like Puncheon could surely make a massive difference. 

Aitor Karanka was all smiles at his first official press conference after being named as the new Nottingham Forest manager. Aitor Karanka Press Conference, The City Ground, Nottingham, UK,...

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