Nottingham Forest midfielder Fouad Bachirou will have offers from Sweden and Norway this summer, according to Football League World.

The combative performer has proved rarely-seen at the City Ground and a move looks best for all parties.

The 31-year-old ended a two-year spell with Malmo to sign for the Reds, but has played just 167 minutes of football.

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Bachirou has struggled at Forest; Photo; David Lidstrom; Getty Images

He started the Carabao Cup defeat at Barnsley under Sabri Lamouchi, playing the full 90 minutes.

Sadly, he picked up an injury though and wasn’t in action again until January.

He came on against Barnsley in the league and also played 45 minutes of the FA Cup drubbing at Swansea but came off at half-time.

Bachirou clearly hasn’t adapted to life in England and fortunately for him has suitors abroad.

Norway and Sweden would represent viable options for the player who has played in Scandinavia before.

Bachirou has proved one of the more bizarre signings Forest have made in recent times.

He was relatively unknown when he signed. He had played 98 times for Malmo and spent time in Scotland with Greenock Morton.

Forest need to clear the decks this summer and several players have already seen their contracts expire.

Now, the challenge for the club is to move on the players who Chris Hughton doesn’t want as part of next season’s squad.

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It might sound harsh but the midfielder was always facing a fight to perform in England.

His CV did little to suggest he had what it takes and it was always a shot in the dark.

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Bachirou has offer to consider to leave Forest; Photo; ANDREAS HILLERGREN; TT News Agency; AFP via Getty Images

Bachirou has proved to be a waste of wages for the Reds and perhaps this is an example of how not to tackle the European market.

Lamouchi wanted Bachirou though and perhaps he would have featured more had injury not struck during his first match.

Either way, offloading Bachirou makes perfect sense and the club must do whatever it takes to get him off the books this summer.

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