The chances of signing Filip Krovinovic are dwindling for Nottingham Forest. Record claim that several clubs are now preparing to buy the player.
Serie A duo Fiorentina and Torino are now eyeing a move for the Croatian player.
Benfica are keen to sell the player as he prepares to enter the final year of his contract.
Forest were hoping to tie up a second loan deal for the 25-year-old, although those chances now appear slim.
A Bola reported earlier this week that Turkish side Alanyaspor were preparing a £1.5 million bid.
That has clearly made Benfica believe they can cash in this summer, seeing Forest’s chances of a loan evaporate.
Krovinovic made 19 appearances for the Reds during 2020/21. He scored once and registered two assists.
He has no future in Portugal with Benfica and will be allowed to leave this summer.
Even if Forest were keen on signing the player, it seems unlikely they’d be able to rival the Serie A duo.
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The midfielder did look like he enjoyed playing for the Reds during his time at the club.
He often produced decent performances, although occasionally he was frustrating.
Krovinovic’s decision-making around the final third wasn’t particularly good and perhaps his future will see him play more as a No.8.
His passing repertoire was superb but he didn’t register anywhere near enough goals or assists.
Forest have to cut their cloth accordingly this summer and clearly they don’t feel £1.5 million is value for money.
Ball-playing midfielders will be needed though and the club’s recruitment team will need to get busy.
Krovinovic will have to improve to make an impact in Serie A and perhaps missing out wouldn’t be the worse thing for Forest.