Credible football journalist Antonis Oikonomidis has claimed how much Nottingham Forest will have to pay to sign Zian Flemming.

The Fortuna Sittard star was linked with a club over the weekend. Veronica Insider claimed that Forest would rival Napoli for his signature.

Last season was a special one for the 22-year-old. He fired 15 goals and claimed seven assists, playing the majority of the season in the number 10 role.

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Flemming can operate in other positions. During 2020/21 he played six games as a central midfielder and scored three goals in four games as a striker.


Boss Chris Hughton will be prioritising quality over quantity this summer. With that in mind, Flemming might prove to be a decent addition.

Now, a respected journalist from Greece has claimed how much it will take for Fortuna Sittard to do business with Forest.

He claims that the first bid of £800,000 has been rejected, stating it will take double to tempt the Eredivisie outfit into a sale.

Despite that, at £1.6 million, it seems reasonable that Forest would pay such an amount. They could simply be trying to get themselves the very best deal possible at the moment.

With the likes of Napoli in the background, however, the Reds need to be extremely careful. Flemming looks like a sound investment for the future and exactly the type of player they should be attracting.

Flemming to Forest: Time for Reds to get serious

Forest have had a slow start to the summer transfer window, with more emphasis placed on players leaving the club.

AZ Alkmaar v Fortuna Sittard - Dutch Eredivisie
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That’s not necessarily a bad thing with the squad at the City Ground somewhat bloated.

Teams are set to get busy though and the Reds can’t afford to miss the boat any longer.

Flemming looks like a quality player and at 22-years-old he’d retain a massive amount of sell-on value.

Forest can’t afford to let this one slip through the net and as a result, they must pay Fortuna Sittard what they want to secure an exciting capture.

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