Nottingham Forest midfielder Fouad Bachirou is attracting interest from Norwegian giants Rosenborg, according to The Athletic.

The Comoros international has made just three appearances for the Reds after picking up a hamstring injury in his first appearance.

Bachirou has managed just 32 minutes of league action with his one cameo appearance coming in a 0-0 draw against Barnsley.

He also played in the 1-0 defeat to the Tykes in the Carabao Cup and in a 5-1 thrashing against Swansea in the FA Cup.

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SportExpressen reported during the summer that Forest parted with £600,000 to sign the midfielder from Malmo.

His move hasn’t worked out though and ultimately he’s now been deemed surplus to requirements.

Chris Hughton hasn’t really looked like using him on a consistent basis.

Bachirou was utilised following an injury to Ryan Yates which left the Reds short in midfield.

Now Rosenborg are showing an interest in ending the 18-cap player’s City Ground nightmare.


The beauty of their interest is that Bachirou could actually leave now.

In Norway the new season is yet to get underway and the transfer window is open for clubs to do business.

Where has it gone wrong for Bachirou?

Bizarrely, when he has played he has looked alright. Nothing great but certainly not a player who looks out of his depth.

Cafu’s form hasn’t helped his case for a game. The Portuguese performer has been fantastic recently and has been a shrewd addition from Olympiacos.

Ryan Yates is also at the club, with James Garner currently on loan from Manchester United.

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Throw in Jack Colback and Harry Arter who are both already down the pecking order and you have an idea of the competition for midfield spots.

Bachirou hasn’t really had a chance at Forest and the best thing for all parties would be for him to hook up with a new club.

Hughton told Nottinghamshire Live in during January that he wouldn’t stand in his way and that stance is likely to remain.

At 30, he would welcome the regular football and a switch to Rosenborg makes perfect sense.

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