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Report: Nottingham Forest target £2m deal for Gavin Whyte

Martin O'Neill manager of Nottingham Forest looks on during the Sky Bet Championship between Birmingham City and Nottingham Forest at St Andrew's Trillion Trophy Stadium on February 02,...

Nottingham Forest reportedly want Oxford United winger Gavin Whyte.

Gavin Whyte of Oxford United celebrates at full time with the match ball after scoring a hat trick during the Sky Bet League One match between Shrewsbury Town and Oxford United at New...

According to Sunday Life Sport (back page, 02/06), Nottingham Forest are planning to launch a £2million move for Oxford United winger Gavin Whyte.

Forest endured an up-and-down end to the season, and boss Martin O'Neill will be looking for reinforcements to bolster his squad ahead of the new Championship season.

 

With winger Joe Lolley linked away from the City Ground, Forest may be in the market for another wide man, with one of O'Neill's compatriots on the radar.

Sunday Life Sport (back page, 02/06) report that Forest want Oxford ace Whyte, and are preparing to offer £2million to try and sign him - just a year after he cost £100,000 (Belfast Live).

Whyte, 23, joined Oxford from Crusaders in Northern Ireland last summer, and has enjoyed a fine first season in England, notching nine goals and seven assists.

Gavin Whyte of Northern Ireland during the international friendly football match between Northern Ireland and Israel at Windsor Park on September 11, 2018 in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Quick and skilful, Whyte already has four caps for Northern Ireland, and he may well have a future far above League One, with Forest hoping to do a deal this summer.

O'Neill may well know all about Whyte from Northern Irish football, and with a winger needed at the City Ground, Whyte certainly ticks boxes – but whether they can tempt Oxford into a deal remains to be seen.

Martin O'Neill manager of Nottingham Forest looks on during the Sky Bet Championship between Birmingham City and Nottingham Forest at St Andrew's Trillion Trophy Stadium on February 02,...

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