Nottingham Forest are interested in signing Barcelona B midfielder Marcus McGuane this January but will have to pay current loan club SC Telstar a compensation fee according to Dutch Newspaper Ijmuider Courant (via the Nottingham Post).
McGuane has been at SC Telstar, a club in the second tier of Dutch football, since September 2019 when he signed on a season-long loan deal from Barcelona’s B side.
His performances in the Netherlands have attracted plenty of interest, with Sky Bet Championship side Nottingham Forest reportedly keen on giving the 20-year old another chance in his native country.
Born in Greenwich, McGuane spent most of his life at North London side Arsenal, joining their youth academy aged just six. He left the club in 2018 after making just one substitute appearance in the Europa League.
He joined Catalan giants Barcelona in January 2018 and was involved in the first team, to begin with, making his debut in March of that year.
However, he failed to progress and was instead assigned to the B team, who play in the Spanish second division.
But it seems he may be given the chance to revive his career in England, but there is one thing standing in Nottingham Forest’s way.
The aforementioned Dutch newspaper (via Nottingham Post) have stated that an agreement has been reached between FC Barcelona and Nottingham Forest for the sale of the player, but because he is under a loan contract at Telstar until the end of the season, the Sky Bet Championship side must pay them some form of compensation in order to secure his signature.
This compensation is reportedly being negotiated.