Nottingham Forest are hopeful they can be successful in their pursuit of Premier League football next season and are already looking at new additions to strengthen their already great squad.
What’s the latest?
According to the Aberdeen manager, Jim Goodwin, Luke Turner will be made available to leave the club this summer following interest from Nottingham Forest.
He said: “We’ve spoken to Luke and his representatives.
“We felt it was right just to give him the opportunity to go and find something a bit more permanent somewhere else.”
The Daily Record reported on Monday night that an offer of a trial had been made for the defender to prove his worth to the Midlands club.
Should Forest sign Luke Turner?
Cooper will love him
The addition of another youngster in the squad would surely be something Forest manager Steve Cooper would love to see especially when you consider how well so many of the young players in the team are excelling under his management.
Brennan Johnson, James Garner and Djed Spence are three young players who have been integral to Forest’s successes in securing a spot in the Championship play-off places this season, however, both Spence and Garner are on loan so bringing in new rising talents would be advantageous to the club.
The 6 foot 1 Aberdeen defender has been attracting attention from Nottingham Forest despite not making a single appearance for his Scottish club, but this season he has been on loan to Northern Irish side Cliftonville and is in impressive form making 43 appearances and scoring two goals.
Turner was hailed an “outstanding young talent” by journalist Josh Bunting and was recently dubbed a “revelation” by Cliftonville manager Paddy McLaughlin.
The manager said (via Belfast Live): “Since the day Luke came in the door, he has been a revelation.
“He has put in big performances and he has been really consistent.
“It’s difficult sometimes for young players to be consistently good every week, but he has been a really consistent performer for us at 19 years of age.”
It wouldn’t be the first time Forest has signed a defender from the SPFL club, with Scott McKenna joining from Aberdeen. Now, Turner could follow in his footsteps.