Harry Toffolo, Lewis O’Brien and Lyle Taylor are all rumoured to be leaving Nottingham Forest in the next few days.
The end of the winter transfer market is approaching and Nottingham Forest are still looking to strengthen their squad with new players in all positions. A goalkeeper is expected to replace the injured Dean Henderson, a midfielder, a central defender and potentially a striker are expected at the City Ground. But before the club can bring in any new players, they will have to part with some of them.
The first to go is expected to be Lewis O’Brien. He arrived this summer from Huddersfield for around £8.2m and has only played in 13 Premier League games, most of them as a substitute. He has not necessarily been convincing every time, although his potential remains interesting, and he could be loaned out to the Championship this winter to boost his confidence. His former Terriers coach Carlos Corberan would like to see him back at West Bromwich Albion. A loan deal until the end of the season is likely to be agreed, according to SkySports.
His friend Harry Toffolo is also expected to pack his bags. He arrived at Nottingham Forets in the deal that brought Lewis O’Brien to the City Ground, but is hardly playing and is also expected to go out on loan. Anderlecht are moving fast and are close to completing his loan deal. The left-back has reportedly turned down the option of a loan spell at Championship side Hull City.
Finally, Lyle Taylor seems to be the player most in need of a departure. While he finished last season with a convincing loan spell at Birmingham City, he has not played since and is desperate for football. A loan spell would be a great boost for him and, according to SkySports, Championship clubs are considering signing him before the end of the winter transfer window. A big job is in store at the City Ground over the next few days.