Nottingham Forest, MK Dons and Sheffield United have all expressed an interest in signing Colchester United midfielder George Moncur according to Sky Sports. With Forest under a transfer embargo, they would look to complete the transfer over the summer.
The 22-year-old penned a permanent move to the Essex club later in 2014 following a successful loan spell from West Ham United. He remains under contract at the Colchester Community Stadium until the end of next season but that doesn’t seem to be enough to stop big clubs sniffing for his signature.
He is a goal shy of scoring 20 goals for Kevin Keen’s side, having played over 60 times for the club. His confidence with either foot, eye for a strike as well as a pass are all big attributes of his game. The Swindon-born playmaker has impressed for the League One strugglers this season. It remains to be seen if they can keep him at the club, first they will almost certainly need to avoid relegation to stand any chance, unless he moves on this month.
Moncur is certainly a player that would fit nicely into all of the clubs that are interested in signing him. With the future of Henri Lansbury unclear and Forest having several loan players at the club, Moncur would certainly be a huge asset. MK Dons have recently lost top scorer and creative force Carl Baker to injury and need to fill that void. Moncur’s experience in League One would mean Sheffield United wouldn’t be a bad move for him. Given their finances at that level, they would back their chances of luring him to Bramall Lane as well.