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Nottingham Forest eyeing move for Mislav Orsic

Nottingham Forest are showing an interest in Croatian winger Mislav Orsic.

What’s the word?

That’s according to Croatian outlet Sportske Novosti, who claim that a bid is yet to be tabled but Forest are interested.

Burnley had offered €8m back in January for the winger but the deal fell through, and now Dinamo are demanding the same fee (£7m) for his services.

The Tricky Trees appear to be the only club interested at this moment, however, it is just interest for now.

He could light up the Premier League

Probably most well-known for his sensational hat trick to knock out Tottenham from the Europa League back at the end of the 2020/21 season, Orsic has constantly been touted with a move away from Croatia that has never materialised.

His links have been so prominent due to his fine goalscoring feats, as just last season he bagged 14 times and assisted a further three in the league. The winger has exactly 100 goal contributions in 207 appearances in the SuperSport HNL.

Already possessing the lightning-quick Brennan Johnson, adding another threat on the other wing would add to Forest’s growing attacking threat.

Adding depth and quality could be the difference between them avoiding the drop, against all the odds.

He therefore unsurprisingly has an average SofaScore rating of 7.22, which marks him as a consistently high performer for his team.

Croatian journalist Izak Ante Sucic spoke highly of the attacker when Burnley were initially linked, labelling him “magic”.

He continued: “People are not sure whether he can cope with the Premier League because of his physique and fitness, but I think he will be great there.

“He has to be offensive and be given space and freedom and he is not so good in defence, that is his problem.”

He would offer another dynamic to Cooper’s side, and more importantly another goal threat to the newly-promoted side. He has shown that he can perform against one of the Premier League’s top sides and a risk-free punt on this marksman could pay off for Forest.

AND, in other news: Cooper can brutally axe £7.1k-pw dud as NFFC plot bid for “rampaging” £2.25m-rated ace.

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