Nottingham Forest eyeing move for Monaco left-back Ismail Jakobs

Nottingham Forest is currently in discussions with the formidable French club, Monaco, with the intention of securing the services of their sought-after left-back, Ismail Jakobs.

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Monaco has expressed their willingness to entertain the possibility of Jakobs departing, as long as the deal involves a suitable transfer fee. These negotiations are anticipated to advance over the coming days.

Initially, Nottingham Forest had set their sights on Chelsea‘s Ian Maatsen, but they have now shifted their attention to Jakobs. This decision was influenced by their belief that Maatsen’s asking price is too exorbitant for their current budget.

Jakobs, who hails from Germany but represents Senegal on the international stage, has emerged as a key figure in Monaco‘s first team over the past two years. His remarkable talent has been on display in 60 appearances for the club, further solidifying his impressive football credentials.

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According to, Jakobs’ market value is assessed at a respectable 6 million euros, a clear indication of his standing in the current football market. Additionally, he has earned 8 caps while playing for Senegal, showcasing his exceptional skills on the global stage.

Confidence abounds at Nottingham Forest regarding Jakobs’ capabilities, and the club firmly believes that he possesses the potential to make an immediate impact in the Premier League, utilizing his remarkable skills and expertise.

Having already gained invaluable experience from competing in prestigious tournaments such as the Champions League and Europa League, Jakobs would undoubtedly represent a valuable and much-needed addition to Steve Cooper’s team at Nottingham Forest. His presence in the squad would significantly strengthen their defensive capabilities and enhance their overall performance in the forthcoming season.

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Enzo Cattaneo

Naples-born Enzo Cattaneo has spent more than a decade living in Madrid and writing about Spanish football, German football and the Premier League for various Spanish football websites and now he writes about World football for World Football Rumours. He's been thinking about football transfers and rumours pretty much nonstop since the 2002 FIFA World Cup in South Korea.

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