New Nottingham Forest manager Mark Warburton could try to sign Brentford’s attacking midfielder Jota in the summer.

The Reds unveiled the 54-year-old as the club’s new manager on Tuesday morning and Warburton will now look to build a side capable of turning Forest’s recent poor fortunes around.

Warburton will work alongside The Reds’ newly appointed director of football Frank McParland to draw out the club’s future transfer strategy with the pair set to identify their summer transfer targets. Warburton and McParland had an excellent working relationship at former clubs Brentford and Rangers and their mutual understanding could now bring success to The City Ground.

Although no transfer targets will have yet been fully identified, one man which Warburton could try to bring to Forest is Brentford midfielder Jota. The cultured Spaniard has recently returned to Griffin Park early from a loan spell with La Liga outfit Eibar and the player has looked to be back to his best with The Bees.

Warburton is a huge admirer of the talented attacking midfielder and it would be no surprise to see Forest make an approach for the player in the summer with the Daily Record having previously indicated that Warburton flew out to Spain to speak with Jota in December in a bid to persuade the player to join his Rangers side.

Jota signed for Brentford in August 2014 when Warburton was boss with The Bees having paid an undisclosed fee to Eibar for the player’s services and the pair could yet be reunited in the Midlands.


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