Nottingham Forest ‘consider’ Brereton-Diaz swoop as Awoniyi stance set out

Nottingham Forest is reportedly exploring the possibility of bringing back familiar face Ben Brereton-Diaz amidst uncertainties surrounding striker Taiwo Awoniyi’s future. With the transfer window set to open next week, Awoniyi has attracted interest from West Ham United, prompting Forest to contemplate potential replacements.

According to the Daily Mail, Forest is open to entertaining offers for Awoniyi, potentially paving the way for a move for Brereton-Diaz. The striker, who left the City Ground for Blackburn Rovers in a £7 million deal in 2019, returned to England on loan with Sheffield United last season after a stint at Villarreal.

Brereton-Diaz’s experience with Forest, where he scored nine goals in 57 appearances, coupled with his recent performances in the Championship, could make him a compelling option for the Reds. Despite suffering relegation with Sheffield United, the 25-year-old showcased his goal-scoring prowess by finding the back of the net six times in 16 games.

Awoniyi, on the other hand, has had his fair share of injuries during his time at Nottingham Forest but has still managed to contribute crucial goals. With three years remaining on his contract, the Nigerian striker has hinted at a possible departure, stating, “For now I am a player of Nottingham Forest.”

As Forest navigates the complexities of the upcoming transfer window, the potential reunion with Brereton-Diaz presents an intriguing opportunity for the club. Would the striker’s return be a positive move for Forest? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.