Ahead of the start of the 2021 Norwegian Eliteserien, Nottingham Forest will be wondering whether Fouad Bachirou will be playing in it soon.

The 30-year-old midfielder has been unlucky at Forest, having been made a priority signing under former Reds boss Sabri Lamouchi.

However, after Lamouchi was sacked, it’s been clear that Bachirou won’t be part of Chris Hughton’s plans moving forwards.

Injuries have hampered him too, but Bachirou has played just three times in all competitions for Forest this season and is unlikely to play any more.

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MALMO, SWEDEN – FEBRUARY 27: Wout Weghorst of VfL Wolfsburg and Fouad Bachirou of Malmo FF during the UEFA Europa League round of 32 second leg match between Malmo FF and VfL Wolfsburg at Eleda Stadion on February 27, 2020 in Malmo, Sweden. (Photo by David Lidstrom/Getty Images)

As such, they will probably be looking to move the player on in the summer, but it is possible that Norway is Bachirou’s destination.

It was reported in The Athletic that Rosenborg were monitoring Bachirou’s situation, with the Europa Conference League entrants looking to bolster their midfield options.

 

This could be a good move for all parties as it would allow Bachirou to get back playing football, Rosenborg to have a new midfielder and Forest to ship out someone who won’t be in future plans.

The Eliteserien is the top league in Norway and kicks off in just a few days, with the competition starting on April 5.

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MALMO, SWEDEN – FEBRUARY 27: Xaver Schlager of VfL Wolfsburg and Fouad Bachirou of Malmo FF during the UEFA Europa League round of 32 second leg match between Malmo FF and VfL Wolfsburg at Eleda Stadion on February 27, 2020 in Malmo, Sweden. (Photo by David Lidstrom/Getty Images)

Rosenborg came fourth last year and are Norway’s biggest club, with a staggering 26 titles to their name.

They have also played in more UEFA matches than any other Norwegian side, so Bachirou would certainly be benefitting from this as much as Forest would getting him off the books.

Forest signed Bachirou from Malmo in the summer, who are from Sweden and a Scandinavia return does seem in everyone’s interests, if Rosenborg choose to come back in.

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