Nottingham Forest central defender Yohan Benalouane has been identified as a target by Turkish giants Fenerbahce, according to Fanatik.

The Tunisian performer hasn’t featured for the Reds this season as he battles his way back from an injury suffered at the back end of last season.

There is no information at this stage whether or not any potential deal would be on loan or as a permanent transfer.

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Benalouane joined Forest from Leicester City in January and played 14 times for the Reds last season.

The 32-year-old wrote his name into Forest folklore in February when he netted the winning goal against Derby County. It was the Reds’ first win over their fierce local rivals in four years.

Forest boss Sabri Lamouchi has a wealth of talent at his disposal at centre-back. Michael Dawson, Joe Worrall, Tobias Figueiredo, Alex Milosevic and Chema Rodriguez are all available for selection.

 

That would hamper Benalouane’s chances and a move away from the City Ground could be best for all parties.

The Seat Pitch Summary

It has been quite some time since Forest had such an outstanding array of talent at central defence as they have now.

Benalouane is arguably the club’s sixth choice central defender right now and if Fenerbahce wants to sign him then it seems like a good deal for the club to do.

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The experienced defender helped the club at a time when injuries had decimated the club’s defensive unit.

Right now Lamouchi’s back-line is in a healthy place, however, and offloading him is best for business at this stage.