Forest line up deal to sign Man Utd-linked teenage striker

Date published: Monday 5th June 2017 10:22 - James Marshment

Matthew Knox: Welcomes Man United rumours

Nottingham Forest are in pole position to land Scottish starlet Matthew Knox, TEAMtalk understands.

The 17-year-old Livingston striker has spent time on trial at a number of Premier League clubs in the past 12-months, including Manchester United.

Knox, who helped Livingston to promotion this season, is now being targeted by Forest boss Mark Warburton – who tried to sign him during his time at Rangers.

Knox spent time on trial at Rangers’ Murray Park training base and a deal looked likely before Warburton parted company with the Scottish giants.

Forest have tried, and failed, to sign Knox in the past, with the Reds former boss Dougie Freedman seeing a bid to sign him in January 2016.

But it seems they could land their man this time with Forest having lodged a bid for the striker, which this time, looks likely to be accepted.

Knox is Livingston’s youngest ever player when he made his debut two years ago against St Mirren at the age of 16 years and four days.

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