Filip Krovinovic is set to join Nottingham Forest on loan until the end of the season, according to Portuguese newspaper, Record.

The 25-year-old has been on loan with West Bromwich Albion for the last 18 months but has fallen out of favour.

Since Sam Allardyce arrived at The Hawthorns he has played once in the FA Cup and made a cameo off the bench against Leeds.

As a result, Krovinovic will now join Forest for the remainder of the campaign with Benfica happy for him stay in England.

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Last season the attacking midfielder made 43 appearances for the Baggies, scoring three goals and registering four assists.

He showcased his ability to operate in a number of positions during his time at the club.

Krovinovic played the majority of his football as a No.10. He also highlighted his ability to play as a central midfielder and on the left-wing.

Krovinovic earns £29,000-a-week at Benfica and Forest will almost certainly have to take over some of that salary.

The man with 11 caps for the Croatia under-21 team has played 28 games for Benfica’s first-team and also spent time at Rio Ave and NK Zagreb.

If he does check in on Trentside, he’ll become the second signing since Chris Hughton took charge at the City Ground.

 

Would Krovinovic be a decent addition for the Reds?

Possibly, although some will perhaps be uncertain to begin with.

Krovinovic’s numbers weren’t exactly enough to set the Championship alight.

That said, he did play regularly for a team who won promotion during 2019/20 and that will bode well.

Given that he can play in central midfield and as a No.10, it’ll be interesting to see what Hughton has lined-up for him.

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As a loan signing until the end of the season, it looks like a decent bit of business and one which shouldn’t cost Forest too much at all.

Forest have been linked with Kamil Grosicki previously but at 32, he would have been a short-term option.

At least if Krovinovic does do well, at 25 there could be scope for Forest to take him again for next season.

The Reds are currently playing well and anyone who does check in must be ready to fight for a shirt.

Creativity has often been lacking for Forest, however, and Krovinovic could help Hughton’s team in that sense.

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