Transfer news: Nottingham Forest to sign Walsall winger Jamie Paterson
Nottingham Forest are poised to sign Walsall's Jamie Paterson, Sky Sports understands.
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Last Updated: 01/07/13 4:23pm
Forest agreed a fee with Walsall for Paterson last week and they look to have fended off interest from the likes of Middlesbrough, Huddersfield and Peterborough to land the 21-year-old.
All three clubs are believed to have expressed an interest in the player, but Forest are confident of bringing the 21-year-old to the City Ground.
Forest chief Billy Davies is keen to improve his side's creativity in wide areas and sees Paterson as a key addition to his squad for next season.
Paterson is believed to have agreed a three-year deal at Forest and is on the verge of becoming the club's third signing of the summer following the arrivals of Eric Lichaj and Gonzalo Jara.