Outgoing Nottingham Forest player sent transfer advice as Leeds United and Sunderland 'eye' deal

Ateef Konate is on Leeds United's transfer radar following his Nottingham Forest exit, according to Africafoot. The report claims the Whites are among a string of clubs interested in signing the 23-year-old.

Derby County, Huddersfield Town and Sunderland also said to be monitoring the midfielder's situation. It has also been claimed that Dutch club Vitesse Arnhem are keen on Konate.

Konate opted to leave the City Ground, having failed to make a first-team appearance for Forest in the Premier League. Confirming his departure from Forest via his Instagram account, the 23-year-old said: "It's time for me to say goodbye.

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"I want to thank everyone who contributed to my progress during these four seasons. Ups and downs, but that's what this job requires. I will remember the positives for the rest of my life. Thank you Reds."

Former United midfielder Carlton Palmer has urged Konate to move to Championship newcomers Derby as he looks to kickstart his career. "He needs to be playing football," Palmer told Football League World. "It’s looking at a club where he’s going to be given the opportunity to play football.

“Derby are having a complete re-shuffle with their playing squad. We’ve seen how Sunderland are with young players, but they’re yet to have a manager in place. Leeds United will be pushing for promotion next season, and they’re in need of a front player.

“Where would he fit in? I think Derby might be the ideal place for Ateef, it’s just down the road from Nottingham and Paul Warne works with young players and knows how to get the best out of them, so I think that would be a good move for him.”