Newcastle are very keen on the ‘magnificent’ £60million Nottingham Forest star

Nottingham Forest are likely to have to sell one of their star players this summer and Newcastle United are big admirers of a Trentside star.

The Reds will still have financial fair play lingering in the background like a bad smell this summer.

Forest will not want to break another cycle of profitability and sustainability and that likely means some departures from the club.

With two games remaining in the current campaign, Forest have yet to secure their Premier League status for another season.

They hold a three-point cushion over Luton in the Premier League table and Forest are tantalizingly close to safety.

One eye could already be on the summer and it would appear that Newcastle are already very keen to sign one of their key players this summer.

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Newcastle are very fond of Nottingham Forest star Morgan Gibbs-White

Well, Newcastle aren’t really unique when it comes to claiming they like Forest star Morgan Gibbs-White.

A number of clubs have been linked with the player, with previous interest in Gibbs-White coming from London pair West Ham and Tottenham.

According to The Athletic journalist Chris Waugh, Newcastle are big admirers of Gibbs-White and fancy him ahead of the summer.

The Magpies are open to interest in Bruno Guimaraes and that could see them look for reinforcements of their own.

Waugh claims Gibbs-White would not be seen as a direct replacement for the Brazilian, but admits Eddie Howe likes the Forest man.

Forest cannot afford to lose a key £25m player this summer

This would be seriously damaging for Forest if they were to lose Gibbs-White this summer.

Having signed for Wolves for £25m – plus add-ons – Gibbs-White has blossomed at the City Ground and is adored by the supporters.

Forest would likely make a big profit on their star man, with one report suggesting that £60million could be needed for any club keen to sign him.

The Reds have other players who could recoup big transfer fees – Murillo in particular – and may be better off cashing in on them instead.

Michael Dawson has stated how good he thinks star Forest Gibbs-White is, calling him “magnificent” during a recent interview.

Replacing Gibbs-White would be extremely difficult considering he has scored six goals and provided eight assists this season.

As a result, Forest must think hard when it comes to entertaining offers for Gibbs-White this summer.

Newcastle will pose a significant threat to Forest

In a really strange way, the likes of Tottenham – and even Arsenal – who are interested in Gibbs-White don’t concern us too much.

OK, they are massive clubs, but Gibbs-White will want to go somewhere and continue to play regular football.

Newcastle are a club that would probably give him that and they have had real joy with recruiting and using young players under Eddie Howe.

Anthony Gordon swapped Everton for the Magpies and is now thriving, while Alexander Isak is also growing at St James’ Park.

Newcastle is a classy city that simply loves football, and with European action on the table too, Gibbs-White would likely be seriously tempted if an acceptable offer was made.

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