Would Nottingham Forest be foolish to sell Jorge Grant to Norwich City?

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.

Nottingham Forest loanee Jorge Grant has shone in League Two for Notts County and is wanted by Championship rivals Norwich City.

Kevin Nolan of Notts County congratulates Jorge Grant after the Sky Bet League Two match between Notts County and Forest Green Rovers at Meadow Lane on October 7, 2017 in Nottingham,...

Notts County boss Kevin Nolan insists that Nottingham Forest are hugely impressed by the developments made by loan star Jorge Grant at Meadow Lane this season, as reported by the Nottingham Post.

The midfielder has scored a remarkable 16 goals in 32 games in all competitions for Forest’s high-flying local rivals in 2017/18, including 13 in League Two.

And while Forest have no plans to recall Grant at this stage, the latest exciting prospect to emerge from the club’s famed academy system could not have done more to show that he deserves a chance in the first-team at the end of his spell at County.

Jorge Grant of Nottingham Forest and Ikechi Anya of Watford in action during the Emirates FA Cup Fourth Round match between Nottingham Forest and Watford at the City Ground on January 30,...

But according to Sky Sports (live transfer ticker, 10.49am), Grant’s superb performances in the fourth tier have attracted interest from elsewhere. It is understood that Norwich City have been left hugely impressed and are looking to swoop in and sign one of the most promising midfielders in the Football League.

Though based on his form over the last few months, Grant deserves to be given the chance to make his name at the City Ground. He made 20 appearances for Forest before falling out of favour under Mark Warburton but, with the 55-year-old now gone, Grant should have a clean slate.

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...

Forest have sold a number of their most promising youngsters in recent years from Jamaal Lascelles to Karl Darlow and Oliver Burke, much to the chagrin of supporters.

So why on earth would they risk letting Grant fulfil his potential at league rivals Norwich without ever really giving him a prolonged run in Forest’s first-team?

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