Nottingham Forest are hoping to sign former Aston Villa winger Albert Adomah in the next 24 hours, according to TEAMtalk, with Sabri Lamouchi’s side set to beat West Bromwich Albion to a bargain deal.
Alongside Mile Jedinak, Alan Hutton and Glenn Whelan, Adomah was one of a number of players who were let go by Villa after the Midland giants beat Derby County in the Championship play-off final in May.
But, as you might expect, a forward with plenty of second-tier experience from spells at Bristol City, Middlesbrough and Aston Villa is unlikely to be unemployed for long.
TEAMtalk claim that West Brom are keen to snap up Adomah, who scored four goals and produced three assists for their local rivals last season. But Nottingham Forest have moved into ‘pole position’ and are close to announcing a deal for the experienced free agent.
Adomah could be about to become Forest’s fifth signing since Lamouchi replaced Martin O’Neill two weeks ago, following the additions of Benfica duo Alfa Semedo and Yuri Ribeiro, plus former Feirense playmaker Tiago Silva and Manchester City goalkeeper Aro Muric.
Only three players in Nottingham Forest’s squad scored more than five times in the Championship last season and one of those, Joe Lolley, continues to be linked with a move away.
So Adomah could provide some much needed quality in the final third, while fitting into Lamouchi’s demands for a more technical approach (The Post). Though this is another blow to a West Brom side who are set to lose star man Jay Rodriguez, weeks after top scorer Dwight Gayle returned to Newcastle United.
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