Nottingham Forest reportedly face Ligue 1 competition for Simon Falette

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

Eintracht Frankfurt's Bundesliga defender Falette has been linked with Championship outfit Nottingham Forest as well as French side Nantes.

Martin O'Neill, Manager of Nottingham Forest reacts during the Sky Bet Championship match between Nottingham Forest and Bristol City at City Ground on January 19, 2019 in Nottingham,...

Nottingham Forest have already signed one centre-back since Martin O’Neill took charge at the City Ground, bringing in Leicester City’s Yohan Benalouane on an 18-month deal.

But, according to the Irish Independent, O’Neill is hoping to bring more defenders to the East Midlands before the transfer window shuts at the end of next week. So Simon Falette could fit the bill.

Kicker claimed recently that Nottingham Forest are interested in landing the Frenchman, who currently plays his football in Germany for high-flying Eintracht Frankfurt.

But, if Forest are to bring Falette to England, they will have to bat away competition from a French top flight club.

Simon Falette of Eintracht Frankfurt  during the    match between Flamengo v Eintracht Frankfurt at the Orlando City Stadum on January 12, 2019 in Orlando United States

According to Ouest France, Nantes are interested in signing the 26-year-old as a replacement for Kara Mbodji, who left the Stade de la Beaujoire earlier in January after a short loan spell from Anderlecht.

Nantes are currently 15th in Ligue 1, just six points above the bottom three, while Forest are harbouring genuine hopes of ending their 20-year exile from the Premier League under former playing legend O’Neill.

So Falette, a ball-playing defender who can fill in at left-back when required, has a decision to make.

Jean-Philippe Maeteta of Mainz (L) argues with Simon Falette of Frankfurt during the Bundesliga match between 1. FSV Mainz 05 and Eintracht Frankfurt at Opel Arena on December 19, 2018 in...

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