Nottingham Forest midfielder Fouad Bachirou is attracting interest ahead of the summer transfer window.
That’s according to a report by Football League World, who claimed that clubs from Norway and Sweden are considering a move for the 31-year-old, who has been told he does not have a future at the City Ground.
Having moved to Forest from Malmo in a £603,000 deal last summer, it would be fair to say that Bachirou has not quite lived up to his price tag, no matter how little the midfielder cost the club.
Indeed, the £18,000-per-week man went on to make just one Championship appearance for Chris Hughton’s side last season, which came as a second-half substitute in a 0-0 draw with Barnsley. That day, after coming on for Samba Sow, Bachirou managed just 18 touches, won none of his four duels and lost possession of the ball on five occasions, earning him a SofaScore match rating of 6.5.
The Comoros international made a further two appearances for the club in the domestic cup competitions, featuring in the 1-0 Carabao Cup loss to Barnsley, as well as the 5-1 FA Cup defeat to Swansea City.
As such, considering the midfielder’s hefty weekly wage, as well as his poor performances during his limited time on the pitch, reports that there is interest in the 31-year-old this summer is likely to leave both Hughton and fans of the club buzzing, as it would very much seem there are better ways to be spending almost £20,000 every week than on the former Ostersunds man.
Indeed, when taking into account just how little the midfielder – who himself compared his style to that of Claude Makelele – featured for Forest last season, the question must be asked why his transfer was signed off in the first place.