Currently with FC Chamois Niort in Ligue 2, Ibrahim Sissoko is turning heads over in the Championship.
The 24-year-old striker has scored eight goals in 14 league appearances so far this season, as well as providing an assist, which has caught the attention of both Leeds United and Nottingham Forest, according to Foot Mercato in France.
Immediately, it’s easy to see why the Midlands club, with Sabri Lamouchi in charge, José Anigo as head of scouting and François Modesto as technical director, would be keeping an eye on the French leagues.
Goals haven’t been too hard to come by for Nottingham Forest so far this season, but there’s always room for improvement, perhaps with the idea of giving Lewis Grabban a rest from time to time, as the 31-year-old has started 17 out of a possible 18 Championship games so far.
The same logic can be applied to Leeds United, as Patrick Bamford has seven goals to his name, while Eddie Nketiah has helped out with three of his own since the start of the campaign, but you can never score too many goals.
According to Foot Mercato, both sides have ‘manifested themselves’ for the target man (he’s around 6’3”), but, for now, it’s said Sissoko is privileging ‘finishing the season with his current club’.
That means unless Leeds or Nottingham Forest prove particularly convincing in January, this is a move likely to happen next summer.