EXCLUSIVE: Forest in mix to re-sign old boy as Norwich join hunt

James Marshment
Jorge Grant

Lincoln City are set to face a battle to keep hold of attacking midfielder Jorge Grant after his spectacular start to the new season, TEAMtalk can reveal.

The 25-year-old former Nottingham Forest man has scored six and also has two assists so far this season. Grant has played a huge part in the Red Imps challenge for promotion to the Championship.

Lincoln secured his permanent signing in 2019 and they have no plans to let him leave, but they could find a good offer hard to resist.

We understand that some of the Championships big hitters are taking a keen interest. As per our sources, Norwich, Brentford, Reading and Swansea are all keeping close tabs on him.

Former club Nottingham Forest are also believed to be maintaining a watching brief on him.

It’s not known what it would take to prise Grant from Lincoln, but it seems he will be the subject of firm interest when the window opens.


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Grant a versatile star

While a midfielder by trade, Grant has shown his versatility by impressing in a wide role when required this season.

The player though insists he is happy to play wherever boss Michael Appleton needs him.

“I’m happy to play anywhere, as long as I’m playing,” he told Lincolnship Live last month. Obviously, it’s normal for me to say that, but I’m happy to play wide and I’ve grown up playing in midfield. I’m happy to play in there if the gaffer needs me to.

“Our squad isn’t massive, everybody knows that, so if everybody can play in different positions, it can help us out, especially with the run of games we’ve got coming up.”