Signing for Nottingham Forest on a free from Leicester City, Yohan Benalouane didn’t take long to establish himself as a regular under Martin O’Neill.
This remains quite the achievement when you take into account the fact the Tunisia international’s last league appearance for the Foxes came on May 5th 2018, forced to play at right-back against West Ham before swiftly returning to the bench.
However, his performances at City Ground since his January move have caught the eye of a number of clubs, including Leeds United, according to Foot Mercato in France.
Putting pen to paper on a one and a half year contract with Nottingham Forest, this summer could be the club’s ideal time to make a quick profit if they so wish, or, if he continues to perform, hand him a new deal.
The website state that Benalouane is ‘appreciated’ over in Leeds United, where Marcelo Bielsa’s side continue to push for automatic promotion after a rather impressive season.
Should they manage to return the Elland Road based club to England’s elite, then adding some experience like the Tunisian could come in handy in what would understandably be a tough season.
One to keep an eye on.