Former Aston Villa favourite makes Keinan Davis transfer claim amid Nottingham Forest links

Davis scored five goals and provided three assists in 22 appearances for Nottingham Forest last season.

Former Aston Villa striker Gabby Agbonlahor doesn’t believe the claret and blue will find it difficult to offload Keinan Davis this summer if Steven Gerrard does decide that a sale is the best option.

The 24-year-old spent the second-half of last season on loan at Nottingham Forest and played a big part in helping the Reds return to the Premier League for the first time since 1999.

Davis became an instant hit with the Forest faithful during his short spell there and it’s no surprise to see the constant talk linking him with a move back to the City Ground, however, their recent signing of another forward, Taiwo Awoniyi, has cast some doubt over that.

The Reds splashed a club record fee of £17.5million on the Nigerian international and in doing so may have put an end the chance of a return to Nottinghamshire for Villa’s Davis.

Even if that does indeed turn out to be the case, though, former claret and blue favourite Agbonlahor claims that the 24-year-old won’t be short of suitors.

“I don’t think Villa will struggle to offload Davis,” the ex-striker told Football Insider.

“He showed at Nottingham Forest what he can do and there is no reason why he cannot force his way into Steven Gerrard’s plans.

“He’s a player I really admire. A player with such speed and aggression and he’s a great finisher too.”

“We don’t know what’s going on behind the scenes, maybe Nottingham Forest do want to still bring him in,” he added.

“They’ve brought in a record signing, but Davis would be a great addition as well.

“It’s a tough one and maybe at the end of the day, it comes down to Davis.

“Does he have more chance of playing Premier League football with Nottingham Forest than he does at Aston Villa?”

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