Championship side Nottingham Forest are interested in a summer transfer move for French midfielder Theo Valls, according to reports.
Nottingham Forest Linked With ‘Coveted’ out of Contract French Midfielder Theo Valls
Reds to Fight Interest From Within France
According to reports overseas (via NottinghamshireLive), the Reds are interested in signing the young midfielder.
The 24-year-old is also a target for Forest’s Championship rivals Brentford and Bristol City.
But the trio of second-tier sides will face competition for the midfielder from French sides Lens, Angers and Brest according to the report.
Theo Valls, who had his season concluded due to the coronavirus pandemic, could be signed by Nottingham Forest on a free transfer with his contract set to expire this June.
Valls’ style of play would seemingly fit in at the City Ground as a ball-winning defensive midfielder.
Sabri Lamouchi’s preferred set-up features two holding midfielders, spots often occupied by Samba Sow and Ben Watson.
Whilst the duo have been formidable when together, the former has missed much of the season due to injury and Watson turns 35 later this year.
The transfer market will be impacted heavily due to the current pandemic; however, at 24-years-old, Valls could be a bargain signing for the Reds.
Form in Signing Lesser Known Names
Valls has made 24 appearances, and scored once, for Nimes this season.
He has spent the entirety of his career with the French outfit. He has made over 150 appearances and scored four goals for Nimes.
As a left-footer, Valls’ talents on the ball makes him an even more attractive prospect due to the possibility of filling in at full-back or on the wings.
His talents could make him the latest in the line of bargain buys to come to the City Ground.
Lamouchi has form for signing lesser-known names from the continent having previously brought Tiago Silva, Brice Samba, Yuri Ribeiro and Sow to the Midlands.