Report: Nottingham Forest plot difficult deal for Nimes' Sada Thioub

Martin O'Neill, Manager of Nottingham Forest during the Sky Bet Championship match at City Ground on January 26, 2019 in Nottingham, England.

Nottingham Forest reportedly want to bring a Ligue 1 attacker to the City Ground on January deadline day.

Nîmes' French forward Sada Thioub (C) vies with Amiens' French midfielder Alexis Blin (R) and Amiens' Beninese defender Khaled Adenon (L) during the French L1 football match between Nîmes...

Nottingham Forest are planning a late swoop for Nimes’ Ligue 1 forward Sada Thioub, according to L’Equipe.

It has been a busy deadline day at the City Ground so far with a number of centre-halves linked and Guinea Bissau midfielder Pele arriving on loan from Monaco until the end of the season.

 

And it seems that Forest are looking to bring in a second player from France before tonight’s 11:00pm deadline with Thioub in their sights.

A French-born forward of Senegalese descent, the 23-year-old has been at Nimes since his 2016 move from Nice. He has not had the most prolific of seasons, however, scoring just twice in 21 Ligue 1 appearances.

Nîmes' French forward Clement Depres (R) celebrates with Nîmes' French forward Sada Thioub after scoring a goal during the French L1 football match between Nimes and Angers on January 23,...

Thioub did manage five goals and five assists as Nimes earned promotion from the French second tier last season, however.

With Thioub under contract until 2023, however, L’Equipe adds that a deal is easier said than done, meaning Forest might have to wait until the summer before they can bring him to the City Ground.

Martin O’Neill’s side are also reported to be in talks with Wolves over a loan-to-buy deal for Leo Bonatini, according to Sky Sports.

Leo Bonatini of Wolverhampton Wanderers and Sam Hutchinson of Sheffield Wednesday during the Carabao Cup Second Round match between Sheffield Wednesday and Wolverhampton Wanderers at...

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