Nottingham Forest and Swansea City join Celtic in pursuit of striker

Championship duo Nottingham Forest and Swansea City are set to go head to head with Celtic for the signing of Hibernian striker Kevin Nisbet, according to the Daily Mail.

It’s also believed Premier League new boys Brentford and Russian side FC Krasnodar are also joining the race for the 24-year-old. Hibs are reportedly prepared to hold talks with the interested sides as they look to get the best deal this summer.

Netting 12 goals and providing a further four assists, Nisbet played a vital role in Hibernian’s third-placed finish. As a result of his impressive season, Nisbet was called up for Scotland’s Euro 2020 campaign and showed glimpses of promise when called upon from the bench.

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Hibs reportedly rejected an offer from Birmingham City in the January transfer window which was believed to be around £3.2 million. It’s thought Hibs are holding out for nearer £4 million this summer as Dunfermline have a hefty sell-on clause in place.

Nisbet’s rise to the international stage is an underdog story that the football world tends to enjoy hearing. After his release from Partick Thistle as a 21-year-old, he has worked relentlessly to push himself through the divisions to representing his nation at a major tournament.

His ability to find the back of the net, coupled with his desire to run in behind and pressurise the back-line is something that is needed in the Championship. Lots of sides are looking to add to their attacking options this summer and it’s believed Nisbet will be being chased by many in the coming months.

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