Nottingham Forest boss Aitor Karanka, has stated he wants a “proven Championship goalscorer” with Lewis Grabben being linked to the City Ground, according to Bournemouth Echo.

Lewis Grabban would certainly be a coup for Nottingham Forest and is the perfect signing for Aitor Karanka.

Last season, Grabban was on loan at Sunderland before moving on loan to Aston Villa. He managed to make 34 appearances and impressively scored 20 times.

The striker played a key role in the Bournemouth’s promotion to the Championship, scoring 35 goals during a two year spell before resigning for the Cherries in January 2016 but isn’t needed at the Cherries anymore, with Nottingham Forest keeping close tabs on the striker.

About Lewis Grabban – 

Lewis Grabban came through the youth academy at Crystal Palace and made 10 senior appearances for the club from 2005-2008.

He then signed for Millwall, scoring nine goals in 58 appearances before moving on to Brentford and then moved to Rotherham, where he scored 18 goals in 43 games.

After his first spell at Bournemouth, the forward opted to join Norwich City in June 2014, where he scored 13 goals in his two-year spell, with 12 of those crucial to help the Canaries gain promotion back to the Premier League.

Grabban made 16 appearances for Bournemouth in the 2015/16 season.

The striker then went out on loan to Reading where he made 19 appearances, scoring three goals as he was hugely influential in the Royals reaching the Championship play off final, but they were defeated by Huddersfield Town at Wembley.

Nottingham Forest’s transfer business – 

Nottingham Forest have already had an exciting summer with the signings of Benfica’s Joao Carvalho for a club-record fee of £13.2m and completed a season-long loan deal for team-mate Diogo Goncalves.

Carvalho, 21, played eight games for Benfica in 2017-18 and has signed a five-year contract at the City ground.

The loan deal for exciting winger Goncalves, also 21, includes an option to buy at the end of his loan spell.

Carvalho’s transfer fee eclipses Nottingham Forest’s previous record transfer fee, which was for striker Britt Assombalonga, who joined from Peterborough for £5.5m in August 2014.


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