Darragh MacAnthony has said on Twitter that he holds no grudges towards Nottingham Forest and wouldn’t rule out doing business with the club again.
The Peterborough United owner hasn’t had the greatest experience of working with Forest in the past. The transfer of George Boyd broke down in 2013 due to a failed eye test, whilst the Reds were late in paying an instalment towards Britt Assombalonga’s transfer in 2015, according to The Telegraph.
MacAnthony took to Twitter, however, recently to state that he doesn’t resent the club:
In our business, grudges are pointless with other clubs as somewhere down the line you'll need each other or something from one another. So no, I'm ok doing business with Forest anytime. https://t.co/2bIJbQtm9D
— Darragh MacAnthony (@DMAC102) May 19, 2019
That could bode well for Forest who are in the market for some new players this summer. Peterborough boasts a proud history of producing quality players who go on and shine at clubs higher up the pyramid.
If MacAnthony is prepared to ‘play ball’ with Forest again then Marcus Maddison could be well worth pursuing this summer.
Young and hungry
Boss Martin O’Neill has hinted previously that he might look to target younger players in the summer. Maddison is 25-years-old and has shown during the last couple of seasons that he is far too good for League One.
The 2018/19 campaign reaped 10 goals and a staggering 23 assists for Peterborough’s star man and on that sort of form, it remains to be seen how much longer Posh can keep hold of him.
Forest were heavily reliant on the wide qualities of Joe Lolley last season and having someone else on the right-wing with similar attributed would be a massive bonus.
Maddison would be ideal to play primarily on the right-wing and also to act as cover for Joao Carvalho in the event of injury or suspension.
At 25, he fits in with the ethos of a young Forest squad. In 223 appearances for the League One side, he has contributed 52 goals and 84 assists.
Given those statistics, he seems worthy of a shot at the Championship. Indeed, the Reds could complete a very shrewd summer signing with a move for Maddison.