Despite assurances from both the manager and chairman in recent interviews about the need to sell people; and in Smoulds’ case specifically about Tyson, rumours continue to abound about teams looking to prise away Nathan from our grips this january. West Brom are the latest team to enter the rumour-mill, supposedly interested in both Kris Commons and Nathan Tyson, with fellow West-Midlanders Birmingham City also linked.
So it was nice to hear Tyson on the radio this morning on the way to work, basically saying he knew nothing about it – and as far as he was concerned, he was staying with Forest, and was happy about it. Of course, he’s bound to say that regardless of any interest he’s aware of – it’s sensible public relations, but given the lack of credible news about Forest’s transfer activity in either direction, it’s an easy leap for lazy journalists after Tyson shone so brightly in our recent FA Cup encounter with Charlton Athletic.
I would hope that even if bids were forthcoming, that Forest would realise that selling Tyson in particular would be a huge show of lack-of-ambition. Since Commons is set to be hamstrung for the remainder of the transfer window I can’t see any side taking a risk on him, given his injury record anyway a fully fit Commons might leave many potential clubs in some doubt as to his value. I wish we’d get some news on incoming signings though – even if they’re just poxy rumours, it’s getting boring now!
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