Dan Gosling celebrating scoring against Coventry earlier in the season. Credit: afcb.co.uk

By Francis Moore

With just one week left of the transfer window, Nottingham Forest are being linked with experienced Bournemouth midfielder Dan Gosling.

The 30-year-old is expected to move away from the Vitality Stadium following Jack Wilshere’s arrival on the South Coast, and Forest are one of the sides chasing his signature.

Gosling has featured in 15 games for the Cherries this season, scoring twice and assisting once.

Despite his lack of game time this season, Gosling has been an important player for Bournemouth since his arrival, making over 160 appearances since 2013, mostly in the Premier League.

Gosling was a frequent starter for Bournemouth in the first weeks of the season, but hasn’t started for Jason Tindall’s side since November, which has no doubt encouraged the midfielder to search for pastures new.

The versatile player normally finds himself playing in the centre of midfield, but he is also no stranger to playing on the right-hand side, as a winger or a full-back.

Whilst Dan Gosling has a reputation of being a good player, his links to Forest seem somewhat unrealistic due to the plethora of midfielders already on the books at The City Ground.

Forest already have a total of eight players capable of playing in the centre of midfield, and after the recent acquisition of Filip Krovinovic and the form of Cafu and Samba Sow, it seems unlikely Dan Gosling would get a consistent run in the starting line-up.

The Reds already have one of the largest squads in the Championship, it seems unlikely there will be any more incomings until a few start heading for the exit.