Nottingham Forest have made an offer to try and bring Sandro Kulenovic to the City Ground this summer.
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That’s according to a report by Croatian media outlet Sportske Novosti, who claimed that Dinamo Zagreb have confirmed they have received an offer of a loan with an option to buy from Chris Hughton’s side regarding the centre-forward.
The report added that, while the offer has not been accepted by the Croatian champions at present, it would appear as if the transfer has a good chance of going through this summer.
Considering just how much Kulenovic impressed on loan at Rijeka last season, it would be difficult to argue against the potential signing of the 21-year-old being a major coup for chief executive Dane Murphy and the Forest hierarchy.
Indeed, over his 31 1.HNL appearances last term between his loan club and parent outfit – 17 of which came as starts – the £900,000-rated man scored seven goals, registered four assists and created three big chances for his teammates, along with averaging 1.5 shots and 0.8 key passes per game. These returns saw the Croatia under-21 international earn a seasonal SofaScore match rating of 6.98.
The forward also impressed in the Europa League, scoring one goal and providing two assists over his six appearances in the qualifying and group stages of the competition, bringing his total haul for 2020/21 to eight goals and six assists.
As such, with Hughton in desperate need of attacking reinforcements this summer, with only Derby County scoring fewer than Forest’s 37 league goals last time out, Kulenovic would very much appear to be a fantastic player for the club to bring in ahead of their upcoming Championship campaign, having already proven himself as a consistent goalscorer at a high level.
Also, with the striker still being only 21 years of age, it is likely that he will only improve as he develops and gains experience in the English game, something which could bode very well for Forest in the future.