Currently having to deal with some Covid-19 testing after it was announced the club’s owner was infected with the virus, Nottingham Forest are still doing their usual work behind the scenes when it comes to scouting.
Led by José Anigo, the European recruitment appears heavily focused on France, which makes sense with Sabri Lamouchi as manager, and the Championship club keep getting linked with youngsters across the Channel.
We’ve already had a handful, with Jorès Rahou, who plays for Marseille, a recurring name, but it appears that, alongside Bristol City, the club are scouting further north as well.
According to Goal France, both Nottingham Forest and the Robins are keeping an eye on an Amiens youngster called Ulrick Eneme-Ella.
Signed from FC Liefering (Austria) in the summer, the 18-year-old has yet to make a first-team appearance, but has been selected in one match day squad – a 1-1 draw against Nîmes Olympique – showing there is belief in his ability.
However, it’s not really what he signed up for, mostly playing with the reserves, where he’s biding his time while waiting for a chance with the professionals.
The problem for Amiens is his performances at lower levels haven’t gone unnoticed, now on the radar of the aforementioned Bristol City and Nottingham Forest, as well as Strasbourg and Dijon in Ligue 1.
It’s stated that while no one has made a move yet, it isn’t to be excluded they could ‘accelerate’ on the situation ‘in the next few weeks’.
One to keep an eye on.