Nottingham Forest defender Alex Milosevic looks set to begin training with his former club AIK once again following his City Ground release, according to Expressen.
The Swedish publication is reporting that the 27-year-old will ‘show up to training’ with his new club extremely soon.
Milosevic departed Forest this week after just eight months at the club. During the second half of the 2018/19 campaign, he made 12 appearances for the Reds.
His departure did come as a surprise to Forest supporters. His performances last season were decent and it was anticipated he’d see out his contract.
Although he had dropped down to the fifth choice there was a sense that he might have a part to play at some point during the campaign.
Michael Dawson, Joe Worrall, Chema Rodriguez and Tobias Figueiredo have all had a part to play this season. Milosevic only made Sabri Lamouchi’s squad the Carabao Cup games against Fleetwood and Arsenal.
A return to AIK is hardly unexpected. He is a legend in those parts having previously made 119 appearances for the Swedish giants during two spells with the club.
The current Allsvenskan campaign is nearly over but Milosevic will be able to train with his potential new employers ahead of signing for them in January. The 2020 season gets underway in March.
AIK need a big goal swing on the final day of the season to qualify for the Europa League and they clearly feel Milosevic can help them improve next season.
The fact he is going back to his homeland could suggest a lot about his departure. There is a sense that he might be homesick and hold a desire to return to play his football in the country where he made a name for himself.
Milosevic might not have played a great deal for Forest but his efforts were appreciated by supporters; many believed he would be a regular pick in Lamouchi’s team this season.
That hasn’t transpired, however, with the emergence of Worrall, in particular, has proved detrimental to his first-team ambitions.
It doesn’t come as a surprise that the man with 20 Sweden caps has got hooked up so quickly. Of course, he still has to prove himself at AIK but given his status at the club, it seems likely they will complete the signing.