Nottingham Forest have 'enquired' about £30m Frenchman at City Ground

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Nottingham Forest ‘have enquired’ about Stade Rennais forward Martin Terrier this summer, according to journalist Jacque Talbot.

The newly-promoted outfit have not been afraid to splash the cash since winning promotion from the Championship and could yet make further additions ahead of Thursday’s deadline.

What is the latest news involving Terrier?

Reporter Pete O’Rourke claimed that Newcastle United had made a bid for Terrier prior to them signing Alexander Isak from Real Sociedad in a club-record £63 million deal.

Meanwhile, fellow Premier League outfit Leeds United have also been linked with a move for the 25-year-old throughout the summer but have so far failed to make a formal offer.

The Athletic’s Phil Hay previosuly disclosed that Terrier would cost Leeds in excess of £30m after he enjoyed an outstanding 2021/22 campaign with the Ligue 1 side.

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However, the former France Under-21 international may not be allowed to leave Roazhon Park if attacking midfielder Lovro Majer joins Atletico Madrid.

Diego Simeone’s charges are believed to be keen on the attacking midfielder and Rennais are unlikely to sanction the sales of two of their star performers so close to deadline day.

What has Talbot said about Terrier?

Talbot has informed GiveMeSport that there is an ‘expectancy’ that Terrier will move onto pastures new, although his immediate future could hinge on Majer.

He said: “There is expectancy that he will be sold. But it’s dependent on if this other player, who I can’t remember the name of, leaves. And if he leaves, then Terrier will definitely stay.

“Newcastle had a brief look at Terrier, they have enquired, Nottingham Forest have enquired, but for the moment, he is staying put. It would cost too much money to get him at the moment.”

Would Terrier be a good signing?

Terrier is comfortable playing on the left-wing or upfront, and he enjoyed the most productive season of his career so far in 2021/22, registering 21 goals and seven assists in 45 appearances.

And the versatile ace also produced some impressive underlying numbers after firing his side to a fourth-placed finish in the French top-flight.

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As per FBref, Terrier ranked in the 94th percentile for non-penalty expected goals, 96th for aerial duels won, 90th for total shots, 85th for progressive passes received and 84th for touches in the attacking penalty area amongst his positional peers over the last year.

Whether Forest need Terrier is perhaps up for debate, but he would surely be a valuable addition to Steve Cooper’s ranks at the City Ground.

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