Everton defender Mason Holgate is being monitored by Nottingham Forest ahead of a potential move, according to Sky Sports reporter Rob Dorsett.
The Lowdown: Out of favor
Forest are currently above the relegation zone after a mixed start to the season with the need for reinforcements clear, and they appear to have identified Holgate as a target.
The Toffees centre-back’s contract at Goodison Park does not expire until 2025, but after falling significantly down the pecking order under Frank Lampard, it could now be an exit.
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The latest: Dorsett update
Taking to Twitter, Dorsett revealed that Holgate is being watched closely by Forest, with Steve Cooper’s side eyeing a move before the end of the window. He wrote:
“#nffc considering #efc Mason Holgate as one of several options to bolster defense.
“Holgate have not played a Premier League game under manager Frank Lampard since August.
“Forest have been approached about a number of players but may have to offload fringe players first.”
The Verdict: Come to Keane’s side…
Michael Keane has also been heavily linked with a move away and Holgate could be set to follow in his footsteps to be the next to leave Merseyside.
Sam Carroll previously called the defender “Mr reliable”, but after making just three starts this term, it’s clear he hasn’t made the impact he once did recently.
Everton letting Holgate go would be a completely correct decision, and sanctioning such a move is undoubtedly the best option for both parties.
Everton fans: keep or sell Holgate?
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