Will Celtic force Nottingham Forest to turn attention towards Jamie Walker?

Mark Warburton, manager of Nottingham Forest looks on prior to the Carabao Cup First Round match between Nottingham Forest and Shrewsbury Town at the City Ground on August 8, 2017 in...

Long-standing Rangers target Jamie Walker fits the bill for a Nottingham Forest side likely to lose Lewis Morgan to Celtic.

Barrie McKay of Nottingham Forest in action during a pre-season friendly match between Notts County and Nottingham Forest at Meadow Lane on July 19, 2017 in Nottingham, England.

No player in the Championship this season as set up more goals than Nottingham Forest winger Barrie McKay. With seven to his name already, the £500,000 fee they paid Rangers for his signature is looking like more of a bargain by the week, as reported by the Scottish Sun.

So it’s no wonder Forest manager Mark Warburton is looking towards Scotland again for more affordable gems. The Sun (October 16th, page 61) claimed last week that Forest were expected to make an identical £500,000 bid for St Mirren’s Lewis Morgan who, like McKay, is a speedy and creative wideman with an eye for goal.


As it stands, however, it appears that Celtic is the more natural destination for Morgan with the Daily Record claiming that Brendan Rodgers’ side are closing in on a deal for the 21-year-old Scotland youth star.

Lewis Morgan of St Mirren in action during the BETFRED Cup Group Stage between St Mirren and Edinburgh City at St Mirren Park on July 30, 2016 in Paisley, Scotland.

But with Morgan potentially off the menu, could Celtic inadvertently push Forest towards a long-running Rangers target?

Per the Daily Record, Hearts manager Craig Levein has admitted that Jamie Walker may be on his way out of Tynecastle in January with just a few months until his contract expires and he is allowed to depart for nothing.

Walker is a winger cut from the same mould as Morgan, a left-sided player who enjoyed his greatest ever season in front of goal in 2016/17 with 15 strikes in all competitions.

Jamie Walker of Heats in action during the UEFA Europa League First Qualifying Round match between Heart of Midlothian FC and FC Infonet Tallinn at Tyncastle Stadium on June 30, 2016 in...

And while he hasn’t quite recaptured the same form since, Walker would appear to fit the bill for a Forest side on the lookout for young, affordable widemen in the January transfer window.

But with links to Rangers growing cold, will the Ibrox giants former manager Mark Warburton swoop in?

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