Transfer Rumours Round Up - 23rd July 2017

Here are some of the rumours gathered from Facebook, Twitter, Gossip pages, and other news/blog sites


Mark Warburton has been recently quoted as saying there are around 3 players the club are in for, and that they are all attached to clubs. Rumours have been rife that Director of Football Frank McParland has been in Belgium last week, so there are a few Belgian based names below.

Jason Lowe
The former Blackburn captain has been strongly linked. The kind of player are screaming out for, a screening midfielder. Bolton are also linked, and HITC (I know, I know, they publish any old bollocks as gospel) have suggested it’s a straight up battle for former England u-21 International. Lowe came through Blackburn’s youth system and has played over 150 games for the club, but following their relegation he is available. It seems a very possible rumour. He is what we need and he is available. However as we said, Warburton has said our targets require their present clubs to find new players.
Jason Lowe

Jackson Irvine
This isn’t exactly news. The clubs been linked with the long haired Australian all summer long. Traditionally a more defensive midfielder, but given a bit more license to get forward by Clough last season, he wouldn’t be cheap. But following the Assombalonga deal, we do have a bit of money to spend.  No concrete offers have been made apparently. Other clubs have also been sniffing around and we need to be careful to not to lose to other clubs. At 24 time is on his side.
Jackson Irvine

Gary Gardner
Barely needs an introduction and his name reappeared as linked this weekend. As we all know his first stint was extremely successful, but his second spell was distinctly average. He has obvious affection for the club, so his agent may be circling his name as available to build some interest, as he’s down the Villa pecking order following Glenn Whelan’s arrival. That would potentially lower his price.
Gary Gardner

Bryan Heynen
The first Belgian named linked. Belgian players are all the rage now following their abundance of young talent. Heynen plays for Genk in the Belgian top flight, and is a 6ft 20 year old midfielder. According to he would cost between £1.5-£2million. He is a holding midfielder which is exactly what we need. McParland was apparently spotted in Genk, so this looks like a potential possibility. Genk was the club who sold Ndidi to Leicester.
Bryan Heynan

Jere Uronen
And as surely as McParland was spotted in Genk, then any suitable Genk players named gets linked. Like 23 year old left back Jere Uronen. We need a left back, and his is young and with a value of around £1mill. He is a full international for Finland, but it seems unlikely and just clutching at straws that he would be signed.

Jere Uronen

Saša Zdjelar
By the same token that Genk players are linked, Genk were playing Olympiacos, who of course are owned by our owner. Sasa is a 22 year old holding midfielder who could be available after spending last season on loan in Spain at Mallorca. However a huge stumbling block for this rumour is that he is Serbian. Serbia is not an EU nation and as such he would require a work permit. This would make it difficult to get him as he only has 2 caps. Again seems like putting 2 and 2 together and getting some other amount.
Sasa Zdjelar

Wes Foderingham
The English goalkeeper at Rangers has also been linked, which is natural that Warburton’s former players would be linked. We are linked with Keepers, with it seems some question marks within the club about Jordan Smith. Smith has won over the fans, but it looks like the club would also want some more experience around the club, should as many young keepers do, Smith suffer a dodgy spell.

James Justin
Another name heavily linked is Justin James, the Luton full back. Luton have rebuffed all of Forests offers so far and it depends how much Forest want him versus how much Luton can realistically resist fee wise.  He is regarded as being a future top flight full back, and right backs were linked early in Warburton’s spell. This is just a case of whether Luton can resist our overtures.

Warburton said he wanted a smaller squad of around 22-23 players. This might see a few players on the way out or younger squad players loaned out.

Tyler Walker
Following his goal at Mansfield, Walker may well be looking at a League One level loan again to help boost his development. He has had a bad time with injuries in the past year or so, and would definitely need first team football. Port Vale where has have been linked again.

Ryan Yates
The club will be looking to get him another League Two loan following his spells at barrow and Shrewsbury. Somewhere like Mansfield would be ideal, as would County, but they have Jorge Grant.

Anel Ahmedhodzic
The club wanted and hoped to give Anel more game time had they achieved safety earlier such is how highly rated the club see him. They would maybe see a League One loan for him as a great chance for development.

Matt Mills
HITC in one of their “click me click me” articles suggested Celtic could target the 31 year old centre half. With Worrall fast emerging, Mills may move down the order of selection, but that said, with Hobbs injury record letting someone like Mills leave could be a bad move.

Jack Hobbs
And as we said, Hobbs injury record might get the club to try and move him on. However, wages and his ankles would deter many clubs from taking a risk. Hobbs would likely be still around uncles the club saw to pay him off, which is unlikely.

Vladimir Stojkovic
Vlad must surely be due to leave. Out of favour and in a World Cup year he would not want to sit around on the bench should Serbia make the World Cup.  Stojkovic didn’t make the trip to Florida earlier in July and would surely be encouraged to take another clubs offer.

Damien Perquis
Like Stojkovic, he was left at home from the Florida trip. The Polish defender has been strongly linked with a move to a French Ligue 2 side and is expected to sign soon.