Gio Reyna is set to join Nottingham Forest before the January transfer window closes on a loan deal until the end of the current season, according to multiple reports. CBS Sports’ James Benge reports that the medical is due on Wednesday and will be a six-month loan deal.
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The 21-year-old has been looking for increased minutes with the Bundesliga side and a number of European clubs had showed interest this winter window including French pair Olympique de Marseille and AS Monaco.
Spanish clubs Real Sociedad, Sevilla and Villarreal also looked as did Forest’s fellow EPL outfit Wolverhampton Wanderers — one of current boss Nuno Espirito Santo’s former clubs.
Reyna’s minutes have been well below expectation this season and agent Jorge Mendes has been trying to fix that all January either on a loan or permanent deal but most interested clubs favored the temporary option.
The American is under contract until 2025 but has his place in the U.S. team to consider ahead of Copa America on home soil this summer.
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It is unclear if Forest will have a purchase option in the loan deal for Reyna but Dortmund have been open to letting him leave at the right price which is over $16 million and ESPN suggests that a buy option is part of the deal.
Forest are expected to let Orel Mangala join Olympique Lyonnais permanently which will help to create space for Reyna in the squad.