Doncaster Rovers midfielder Ben Whiteman is being scouted by Championship club Nottingham Forest. A number of other tier two clubs are also reportedly interested in the midfielder.
Doncaster Rovers Midfielder Ben Whiteman Wanted By Several Championship Clubs
Nottingham Forest Scouting Ben Whiteman
Nottingham Forest will look to improve their creativity with the addition of Ben Whiteman, according to Paul Taylor of The Athletic.
The reputable Forest journalist claims the Reds have been “scouting” the Doncaster midfielder with a view to capture his attacking threat.
Whiteman, who has scored eight goals and provided seven assists in all competitions, is also subject to interest from other Championship sides.
The former Mansfield Town loanee is also a target for Derby County and Barnsley.
Preston North End and Queen’s Park Rangers have already had offers for the 24-year-old rejected, but the Lilywhites are expected to “renew their efforts to sign him.”
Along with Whiteman, Forest are also interested in signing Benfica midfielder Filip Krovinovic – currently on-loan with West Bromwich Albion.
Playing Style Would Provide Creative Boost for Reds
Whiteman’s natural playing style oozes quality. In fixtures so far this season, the central midfielder has displayed an impressive range of passing ability, as well as proving a natural finisher from range.
The Doncaster man is one of the highest valued players in League One and would provide a welcome boost to Forest’s squad.
Averaging 21.39 forward passes per game, the most in the division, his positive movement of play suits Chris Hughton‘s ambition.
The midfielder averages just 0.67 shots on target per 90 minutes, the sixth-best for Rovers, but manages 2.44 shots per 90 minutes and has an on target ratio of 27.3 per cent.
Forest fans will be more impressed, however, by his ability to score from a distance.
Against Carlisle United, in the FA Cup, he scored twice – curling right-footed shots into the far corner with an apparent level of ease.
And versus Lincoln City, he played a quick one-two with his teammate, had a deft touch with his right peg before striking beyond Alex Palmer from outside the penalty area.