Leeds United’s busy summer in the transfer market is set to continue with midfielder Liam Bridcutt agreeing to join Championship rivals Nottingham Forest, according to Football Insider.
The 28-year-old has yet to start a game for the Whites this season and last year’s club captain has just a year remaining on his current contract.
While Thomas Christiansen has stated that Bridcutt was still part of his plans, the Leeds boss has selected the likes of Eunan O’Kane, Kalvin Phillips and Ronaldo Vieira ahead of him.
The Whites coach has signed no fewer than 12 new players since arriving at the Elland Road club in June.
Central midfielders Mateusz Klich, Ouasim Bouy, Madger Gomes and Vurnon Anita have all joined Leeds this summer, increasing competition for places in the starting XI and pushing Bridcutt further down the pecking order.
Forest are keen to increase their options in the middle of the park, with the experienced David Vaughan remaining the only recognised defensive central midfielder.
Matty Cash, Chris Cohen and summer signing Andreas Bouchalakis can also play in the middle but added squad depth is certainly required at the City Ground..
Forest have started the new Championship campaign well, winning three games out of four so far, and a victory over the highly fancied Middlesbrough at the weekend continued the feel-good factor around the club.
Bridcutt’s experience, energy and range of passing from deep could well be valuable assets to Mark Warburton’s men, with whispers of a potential top-six challenge starting to be made.
Leeds are next in action in the EFL cup at home to League Two outfit Newport County on Tuesday evening. After easing past Port Vale in the last round, the Whites will be hoping to book their place in round three.
Forest will hope to add Bridcutt to their squad before their tough-looking cup-tie away to Newcastle United on Wednesday night.
Intriguingly, the player could make his Forest debut against his former club, with Leeds travelling to the City Ground on Saturday afternoon for their next Championship fixture.