Nottingham Forest were linked with a move for Serdar Dursun last year and he’s finished 2020/21 in absolutely blistering form.
The German powerhouse was also linked with Derby County in October and it’s easy to see why interest is rife.
Currently playing for second-tier outfit Darmstadt, he bagged 29 goals from his 36 appearances.
Perhaps more impressively he scored 12 in the final eight games of the season, including four against Heidenheim.
At 29, Dursun could make a move this summer. Bild recently linked Schalke with a move for the striker and it’s easy to see why.
The talisman comes alive in and around the penalty area and is a constant menace for opposition defenders.
Darmstadt finished seventh in the German second tier and it seems unlikely they’ll keep their star man.
Plenty of teams will be interested and after 29 goals it’s easy to comprehend why.
Will Forest move for Dursun?
It does seem rather unlikely considering Forest’s approach will probably change this summer.
The Reds have been burnt with foreign imports before and they must show supporters they have learned from past mistakes.
Signing a 29-year-old on a two or three-year deal perhaps wouldn’t be great business at this moment in time.
Dursun would also represent a massive risk. He’s never played in England and it would be asking a lot for him to come in and make an impact.
Forest do seem to be targeting the lower leagues of English football and perhaps that’s where a striker will emerge from.
Nothing against Dursun but it does look a safer bet for Chris Hughton to do the majority of his business in the domestic market.
Forest have a big challenge to climb the table next season and they must ensure the right players are added.
That probably won’t be Dursun though, with the Reds likely to move on from the German battering ram this summer.