Value in other people’s loans: Top three I would love to see us sign this window

1st: Jorge Grant

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This is my ‘kid in a sweet shop’ moment, the sort of loan deal that would shattered anything else we could pull off. Jorge Grant was sensational for Notts County last season and a driving force behind their push to the play-offs under Kevin Nolan. He’s got it all, skill, craft, pace and a wicked shot. He ruined us in the 4-1 defeat at their place and he’s one Forest have earmarked for a first team spot.

Eventually. News broke yesterday that his loan at Luton was being ripped up amid a hunt for a side that will give him regular football. It would be harsh on Shay, but Danny ought to have tied up every phone line into the City Ground making sure he’s the one bringing Grant home with him.

This boy is special. We saw it last season and if we caught him now, we’d benefit hugely. I can’t believe Forest have ripped up his loan, but there’s now every chance that we could, feasibly, make him an Imps player.