Championship giants Leeds United and Nottingham Forest have both been linked with Eredivisie hotshot Mimoun Mahi.

It is not much of a secret that Mimoun Mahi is likely to leave Eredivisie side FC Groningen in the January transfer window.

The striker has had his fair share of disciplinary problems this season and was even suspended by the club in late 2017, leading club president Hans Nijland to tell Voetbal International that a winter exit would probably be best for all parties.

And Mahi himself told De Telegraaf last week that he has probably played his last game for Groningen, with the Eredivisie currently on hiatus for the winter break.

The Yorkshire Evening Post stated that Leeds United were keen to offer the Moroccan speedster a chance in England, as are Nottingham Forest who, according to the Sun, were considering triggering Mahi’s £2 million release clause.

And it appears that the chances of the 23-year-old moving to the Championship have just got even more likely.

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Because Football Oranje reports that Groningen will probably look to sell their star striker in the January transfer window in order to raise funds for other additions in the January transfer window.

This should play into Leeds’ hands, whose apparent need for a new striker was exacerbated by the goalless draw with Forest on the first day of 2018, the second game in a row in which they have failed to hit the back of the net.

Mahi would also offer more pace and creativity to Nottingham Forest’s attack, perhaps acting as a foil to the target man Daryl Murphy, whose goals have dried up dramatically in recent weeks.

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