Hamburg ace Aaron Hunt has been waxing lyrical to BILD about Nottingham Forest target Simon Terodde.

The 32-year-old striker was a target for the Reds before he signed for Hamburg on a free transfer during the summer.

His move to the second tier outfit has proved to be a successful one, with Terodde scoring eight goals in seven games.

SC Paderborn 07 v Hamburger SV - Second Bundesliga
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Sport BILD reported that the uncompromising hitman was a summer target under former boss Sabri Lamouchi.

Forest signed Lyle Taylor on a free from Charlton and Olympiacos frontman Miguel Angel Guerrero to bolster their strike force in the summer.

Terodde is doing his level best to prove Forest wrong not to sign him on a free and Hunt has suggested a trick was missed.

He told BILD: “Simon is phenomenal in the opposing penalty area. His nose for goal chances is sensational. We have missed such a clipper in recent years. It increases our chances of winning games and achieving our goals.”

Terodde scoring for fun but Forest shouldn’t worry

Forest were interested in Terodde but ultimately the German second tier isn’t the Championship.

The Reds signed Taylor and his four goals this season show that he should become a decent acquisition.

Guerrero has looked solid enough when called upon too and although he hasn’t scored yet, he could also become useful.

Hamburger SV v FC St. Pauli - Second Bundesliga
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Terodde might not have come in and instantly started scoring for the Reds.

Forest have been burnt before with overseas signings and at 32, Terodde would have needed to make an immediate impact.

The striker’s form is intriguing but Forest shouldn’t be too disappointed to have missed out.

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