Report: Nottingham Forest want Leicester midfielder Andy King

Martin O'Neill manager of  Nottingham Forest acknowledges the fans prior to the Sky Bet Championship match between Nottingham Forest and Bristol City at City Ground on January 19, 2019 in...

Nottingham Forest reportedly want to sign Leicester City midfielder Andy King this month.

Andy King of Leicester City celebrates scoring his team's second goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Leicester City and West Bromwich Albion at The King Power Stadium on...

According to a report from Sky Sports, Nottingham Forest are one of the Championship sides that are keen on signing Andy King from Leicester City during the January transfer window.

King's future at the King Power Stadium appears to be in some doubt with Claude Puel leaving the 30-year-old out of his Premier League squad.

 

Sky Sports reports that several second tier clubs are interested in signing King on loan this month, and Forest are one of those battling for his signature as Martin O'Neill looks to make his second signing since arriving at City Ground.

O'Neill has already signed King's former teammate Yohan Benalouane on a permanent deal, and he appears to be hoping to improve the spine of his side further with the addition of the Wales international, who has made the best part of 400 appearances for the Foxes in all competitions.

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,...

It is interesting that Forest are looking at a central midfielder, as they arguably have a strong group of options in the middle of the park. But, of course, O'Neill may have other ideas about the squad that Aitor Karanka has left him.

And King - who earns £40,000-a-week, according to Spotrac - is a player who featured prominently as Leicester went from League One in 2009 to lifting the Premier League trophy seven years later, so his promotion experience could make him an excellent addition to Forest's squad.

Andy King of Leicester City celebrates after scoring to make it 1-0 during the Emirates FA Cup Fourth Round Replay match between Leicester City and Derby County at King Power Stadium on...

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