Nottingham Forest are looking to sign Cardiff City’s Lee Tomlin on a permanent deal according to a report from Inside Wales Sport.

The 29-year-old forward signed for Cardiff in 2017 but struggled to break into the first team there as they went on a great run of form that would help them to get promoted to the Premier League. With Tomlin being outside of the first team picture, he was allowed to leave on loan for the second half of the season, signing with Nottingham Forest, reuniting with Aitor Karanka in the process. They had worked together at Middlesbrough.

This ended up being a great move for Tomlin and Forest. He would perform well while in the East Midlands, scoring four times and getting three assists in the 15 appearances he made for the club. But with his loan deal expiring at the end of the season, Tomlin has now returned to Cardiff and his future is uncertain.

But Forest are hoping to make his future a little less uncertain by signing him this summer. They were very impressed with his form over the last few months and are hoping to make him a permanent addition to his squad. They are hopeful that Cardiff will be willing to make a deal as well because now that the Bluebirds are in the Premier League it appears that Tomlin more than ever would struggle to break into their first team. But a long summer awaits as Forest hope to wrap up more deals ahead of a big season for them.

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