Nottingham Forest Prepares Fresh Bid for Celtic Prodigy Rocco Vata

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Transfer Tug-of-War Intensifies

Nottingham Forest is stepping up their efforts to secure the services of Celtic’s young talent Rocco Vata, with a renewed bid in the works. Despite an initial offer being rebuffed by the Scottish heavyweights, Forest is not backing down in their pursuit of the 19-year-old forward.

Watford and Bologna Join the Chase

The race for Vata’s signature is heating up, with Watford and Italian club Bologna displaying a strong interest in the Republic of Ireland U-21 international. Vata’s future at Celtic hangs in the balance following his rejection of a contract extension.

Contract Standoff at Celtic Park

Vata, recognized as one of Celtic’s brightest prospects following standout displays for their B team, has declined a new deal with Brendan Rodgers’s squad. This development opens the door for a possible exit from the Scottish champions this summer.

Impressive Track Record for Celtic B Team

The Glasgow-born striker boasts an impressive record, having netted 13 goals in 16 appearances for Celtic’s B team. His talent was further highlighted by his inaugural senior goal during a 5-0 Scottish Cup win over Buckie Thistle in January.

Limited First-Team Opportunities

Despite his potential, Vata’s first-team opportunities have been scarce, with only four minutes of action in the Scottish Premiership last season. This lack of game time has contributed to his decision to turn down a contract renewal, setting the stage for a potential departure.

Forest Back in the Fray

Nottingham Forest is ready to table a new proposal to bring Vata to the City Ground. They face competition from Championship side Watford and Serie A’s Bologna, who are both eager to add the young forward to their ranks.

Nottingham Forest Eyes Additional Targets

Forest’s transfer ambitions don’t stop with Vata. They are also considering a move for Southampton’s Che Adams, who could be available on a free transfer at the end of the month. Forest’s interest could potentially disrupt Wolves’ existing negotiations with the 27-year-old striker.

Coaching Update at Nottingham Forest

In related news, the managerial situation at Nottingham Forest remains a topic of discussion, with updates on Nuno Espirito Santo’s position expected to follow.

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