Nottingham Forest are reportedly one of three Premier League clubs interested in signing Huddersfield Town youngster Etienne Camara, with the 19-year-old one of the breakout stars in the Championship this season.
According to the Sun, Brighton & Hove Albion, Forest and Leicester City are all interested in Camara, who has been a staple for the Terries this campaign after breaking into the first-team under new manager Mark Fotheringham, with the midfielder making 14 appearances in all competitions.
Forest are looking to add to their squad despite their heavy summer of spending this year, with Steve Cooper eager to bring in more quality to keep the City Ground side away from an immediate relegation back down to the Championship in their first year back in the Premier League.
And midfield is turning into an area that Forest are looking to add more quality into, with Camara now emerging as a target for the Nottingham-based side alongside Premier League rivals Brighton and Leicester, who could pose a major challenge to the Garibaldi.
Indeed, Camara is quickly establishing himself as a must-have signing for many top-flight clubs, yet for Forest, they must ensure that they win the race for the French wonderkid with Brighton and Leicester also closely following the midfield prospect.
As well as a good squad player for the remainder of this season, Camara could prove to be an excellent midfielder if the worst-case scenario happens for Forest, with Cooper and his squad immediately going down back to the Championship after just one year in the Premier League.
Labelled by Fotheringham as a player who ‘plays like a lion’, the £10m-rated Camara has certainly impressed those in power at the Yorkshire club this season. And for Forest, signing the Frenchman would be a great bit of business for the top-flight side.
After all, signings like this and planning for the future will be a key cornerstone for Cooper during his tenure at Forest, and Camara has the potential to become a superstar at the City Ground if the Nottingham side can beat out the likes of Brighton and Leicester to the midfielder’s signature.