Former Nottingham Forest youngster Anel Ahmedhodzic is nearing a move to Atalanta.

The defender has been linked with a host of European clubs including AC Milan, Manchester United and Chelsea.

Ahmedhodzic has been a standout performer for Malmo but his time in Sweden looks to be nearing an end.

The 21-year-old has been speaking to Italian journalist Gianluca Di Marzio about his future.

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He said: “I can’t wait to test myself. My move to Atalanta is not yet official but the talks are now at an advanced stage.”

It seems as though Atalanta have agreed to pay Malmo £10 million for his services.

Whilst the deal isn’t completed, United and AC Milan will still hold ambitions of pulling off a late steal.

Ahmedhodzic played just six minutes of first-team football at Forest before heading back to his homeland in 2019.

The player with two caps for Bosnia and one for Sweden had made waves in Allsvenskan.

He has made 45 appearances for Malmo, scoring twice and has become one of the best centre-backs in the division.

Have Forest missed a trick over the youngster?

It’s thought that Ahmedhodzic was homesick and held a desire to return to his native roots.

Had Forest utilised him in the first-team more often. however, he might have settled in England quicker.

Ultimately we’ll never know and perhaps Forest did take their eye off the ball a little bit.

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Forest have had plenty of players over the years that have gone onto bigger and better things after leaving the City Ground.

Despite having a sound academy, the Reds won’t get every decision right and the big Swedish-born star looks to have slipped through Forest’s net.

Ahmedhodzic could find himself lining up in the Champions League next season and fans will watch on with intrigue.

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