Forest star Samba Sow could be on his way out of The City Ground this month. Credit: Wikimedia Commons

Nottingham Forest midfielder Samba Sow has been linked with a move away from The City Ground.

Sow has made 33 league appearances since his arrival at Nottingham Forest August 2019, and has been a crucial player under both Sabri Lamouchi and current manager Chris Hughton.

The 31-year-old was integral to Forest in 2019-2020. When Sow was in the side, Forest had a 52 per cent win rate, compared to a 30 per cent win rate without.

Turkish Super Lig side, Erzurmspor are said to be in talks to sign the midfielder before Monday’s transfer deadline.

Despite making 14 signings in the summer, Forest have been hit with a midfield injury crisis as Ryan Yates, Harry Arter and Jack Colback are all side-lined through injury.

This would mean Fouad Bachirou, and defender Loic Mbe Soh are the only defensive midfield options if Sow was to leave.

At 31, this might be the last opportunity for Forest to cash in on the Malian and with just six months left of his contract The Reds risk losing him for free in the summer.

However, due to the relegation battle Forest find themselves in, and the lack of options in holding midfield, it seems unlikely Samba Sow will be allowed to leave any time soon.

Click the link below for a more detailed breakdown on the other players who’s contracts are coming to an end.

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