Nottingham Forest have agreed on a three-year contract to sign Swedish starlet Julian Larsson, according to Swedish outlet Fotboll Direkt.

The youth international has been training with Forest’s first-team in recent weeks having been allowed to join up with the club from AIK.

An 18-year-old centre forward, Larsson has been cited as one of AIK’s greatest talent in many years according to the report.

He hasn’t made a first-team appearance, although it is thought that he was very close.

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Despite training with the first-team, Larsson is expected to join Chris Cohen’s under-23 ranks after signing his three-year contract.

It is thought that he will train with the first-team on a ‘continuous basis’.

Larsson will follow in the footsteps of compatriot Alex Milosevic who signed for Forest last season.

Sabri Lamouchi has been extremely willing when it comes to utilising the club’s academy.


Joe Worrall and Matty Cash are first-team regulars and they have to be the benchmark for any youngster wanting to walk the pathway to the senior ranks.

In recent weeks Alex Mighten has been in first-team squads, whilst Brennan Johnson has also featured.


It’s fair to say Forest supporters will hope for more players in the coming weeks.

The Reds are in with a shout of promotion and a couple of players would certainly help.

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Lewis Grabban is the club’s only senior striker and another player is certainly needed in that area of the pitch.

It won’t bother too many people, however, that the club is looking at players for the future too.

The consensus from Sweden is that Larsson is a potential star of the future and in tying him to a three-year contract, the Reds will have plenty of time to work with him.


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