The Nottingham Post believes that Wigan Athletic have entered the race to sign Nottingham Forest midfielder Jorge Grant. The 22-year-old ended last season with city rivals Notts County, who also wish to take him permanently. Bristol City have also been scouting him as well.
Grant finds himself out of contract at the City Ground this summer and it is unclear if Forest boss Mark Warburton wants to offer him an extension. Even if he did, the player himself could be tempted by a new challenge or somewhere where he is likely to enjoy regular starting opportunities.
Over the last few years, Grant has started six Championship games for Forest, making a further eleven appearances off the bench as well. He can also count a few cup showings as well, including his only professional goal, which came in a Capital One Cup defeat at Tottenham Hotspur back in 2014.
His fine showings for the Magpies last season certainly impressed Kevin Nolan, who would love to sign him up full time. However considering the higher level clubs also keen on him, they could be up against it from a financial aspect alone. Bristol City often sent scouts to Meadow Lane to check him out, plus Wigan clearly have been pleased with what they say too. The lack of manager at Wigan could place some doubt over any potential deal for the time-being at least.
Grant turns 23 in December and is now looking to establish himself as a regular starter somewhere. Big change is expected at Wigan this summer, but he perfectly fits the DNA for the type of player that Lee Johnson would be interested in too. It is very much a case of watch this space regarding Jorge Grant this summer.