Ex-Nottingham Forest trainee Anel Ahmedhodzic looks like breaking Malmo’s record transfer fee received, currently held by Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

That’s according to Expressen, who have run a piece on the former Forest defender.

The youngster has been linked with moves to Atalanta, Chelsea and AC Milan but remains in Sweden for now.

Ahmedhodzic failed to secure a move in January but looks certain to depart during the summer.

The £7 million which Malmo received from Ajax for Ibrahimovic is still their record – but Ahmedhodzic could recoup more.

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At 21 he is viewed as one of the most highly-rated youngsters in Europe and is being chased by several clubs.

He has made 41 appearances for Malmo since returning to the club from Forest in 2019 and looks set for a bright future.

The academy graduate made just one appearance for Forest; a six-minute cameo during a 3-1 defeat to Newcastle in 2016.

Although Forest’s recruitment has left a lot to be desired in recent times, this one wasn’t really through any fault of the club.

The teenager stated a firm desire to return to his homeland and the Reds were powerless in their attempts to keep him.

Ahmedhodzic has grown as a player at Malmo and now look set to move on in the summer.

In eclipsing Zlatan’s £7 million transfer fee, he would go down in the club’s record books and that would surely be a nice feeling.

Will Forest rue the Ahmedhodzic situation?

Hindsight is a wonderful thing and who knows whether the Swede would have been happier in England had the pathway to first-team football been clearer.

That’s speculation though and at the time Forest had a plethora of central defenders.

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Ahmedhodzic can clearly play and is making a name for himself with his performances in Sweden.

Zlatan has amassed over 500 career goals and the £7 million that Ajax paid was more than justified.

The challenge for Ahmedhodzic now is to continue improving at his next club and continue proving himself.

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