Nottingham Forest fans on Twitter are far from happy after their club were linked with a move for Bordeaux striker Alexandre Mendy.
Forest are seemingly in need of some more firepower up top.
While Grabban has proven himself to be quality in this division by scoring 36 goals over the past two seasons – his understudies aren’t quite up to scratch. Murphy has been told he can leave the club, and Mir only netted seven goals in the Spanish second tier last term.
However, Forest fans don’t seem to think Mendy is the solution to their problems as his scoring record isn’t great.
He’s scored just 11 goals in 72 appearances in the French league, and returns like that just aren’t good enough.
Forest supporters believe that their team should be looking at a much more prolific forward.
Signings like this will never get us up
— Lee Connor (@RedLeebo) August 6, 2019
Looks a goal machine. NOT ????
— ashbashforest (@ashbashforest) August 6, 2019
Oh my. We’ll never get anywhere with these signings, don’t think we’ll ever go up. When will we learn.
— Barry Griffiths (@NFFCbaz) August 6, 2019
Hardly prolific! Reckon I’d score more than this fella
— Nick Inwood (@staninwood) August 6, 2019
Other fans took this as an opportunity to criticise the board for targeting mediocre players.
One Twitter user even compared this to the Fawaz era, stating that the owner isn’t spending enough money on the squad.
Its fawaz and montanier all over again,show some money and go get Gayle from Newcastle along with a right back of quality with no injury background as this jenkinson history of injuries not great at present looks like another poor window signing cheap
— gaz thomas (@GazThomas11) August 6, 2019
This shows our boards intentions for the season…. Mediocrity…. Marinakis cant be looking at these players and demanding promotion from the manager ????????♂️????????♂️????????♂️
— Greg (@gregnffcwatson) August 6, 2019
A few members of the fanbase stated that the Reds need players who are proven at this level if they’re going to be promoted this season.
Let’s start opening negotiations with some proven players who can hopefully get us to the promise land. @NFFC dierby are doing it everybody else is doing it want to be as successful as our sister club? Won’t ever achieve what we have in the past
— andy (@andyg8029) August 6, 2019
Why can’t we actually sign players proven in the league. We are trying to replace deadwood with unknowns. There seems a real disparity between what the owner says and what happens with the playing staff
— Blads (@84Blads) August 6, 2019