Nottingham Forest are set to confirm their TWENTIETH signing after agreeing a deal for Josh Bowler

Nottingham Forest are set to confirm their TWENTIETH signing of the summer as Steve Cooper’s side agree a £2m fee with Blackpool for talented winger Josh Bowler

  • Josh Bowler will be Steve Cooper’s 20th signing of a busy summer window
  • Nottingham Forest have agreed £2m with Blackpool for the 23-year-old winger
  • Bowler impressed last season and was a standout talent in the Championship
  • He is expected to be loaned out to Forest’s sister club Olympiacos

Josh Bowler will become Nottingham Forest’s 20th signing this summer after the club agreed a deal with Blackpool to sign the winger for around £2million.

The 23-year-old has joined Forest’s sister club Olympiacos on loan.

The former Everton and QPR youngster will be Steve Cooper’s 20th signing of the summer after the club added Willy Boly today.

Josh Bowler is expected to be Nottingham Forest's 20th signing this summer after they agreed a £2million deal with Blackpool to sign the winger

Josh Bowler is expected to be Nottingham Forest’s 20th signing this summer after they agreed a £2million deal with Blackpool to sign the winger

He impressed for Blackpool last year after signing in the summer, scoring eight goals and adding three assists.

Bowler has continued his fine form this season, scoring twice in seven games for Michael Appleton’s side.

The £2m addition takes Forest’s summer spending past £145m as Cooper’s side continue to attract attention with their stunning summer transfer spree.

Bowler was signed by Everton as a hot prospect in 2017 after making his debut for QPR at the end of last season.

The move for Bowler follows Steve Cooper's side completing the signing of defenseman Willy Boly

The move for Bowler follows Steve Cooper’s side completing the signing of defenseman Willy Boly

Bowler was a standout talent in the Championship last season, scoring eight goals

Bowler was a standout talent in the Championship last season, scoring eight goals

Cooper has been very busy this summer after leading Forest back to the top flight

Cooper has been very busy this summer after leading Forest back to the top flight

The winger made 41 appearances in four seasons for the club’s development team before spending the 2019-20 season on loan at Hull City.

He played 31 times for the Tigers but struggled to earn a spot, making just 14 of those starts.

Having arrived at Bloomfield Road after leaving Goodison Park last summer, he was one of the Championship’s brightest talents in 2021-22.

Both Nottingham Forest and Bournemouth tried to sign the winger in January but failed to match the Seasider’s price tag.

Forest have had a mixed start to the season and are currently 15th but have had difficult games against Man City, Tottenham and West Ham.

Next up are Forest Bournemouth in one of Saturday’s kick-offs at 15:00.

SIGNATURES OF NOTTINGHAM FOREST:

Taiwo Awoniyi, Dean Henderson, Giulian Biancone, Moussa Niakhate, Richards, Neco Williams, Wayne Hennessey, Brandon Aguilera, Harry Toffolo, Lewis O’Brien, Jesse Lingard, Orel Mangala, Emmanuel Dennis, Cheikhou Kouyate, Remo Freuler, Morgan Gibbs-White , Hwang Ui-jo, Renan Lodi, Willy Boly, Josh Bowler

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