Nottingham Forest still have a loan offer on the table for Croatian under-21 striker Sandro Kulenovic, according to Sportske.

The Reds have already been rejected by the youngster once. Forest tried to sign him earlier this month but the player didn’t fancy England.

Kulenovic has fallen down the pecking order at Dinamo Zagreb. He spent last season on loan HNK Rijeka, scoring eight goals and claiming seven assists.

Portugal v Croatia - 2021 UEFA European Under-21 Championship
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It would seem as though he doesn’t have a future at Zagreb this season either. Forest’s bid did include an option to buy him for £2.5 million, prior to Kulenovic turning it down.

Now, Forest are still keen to take the player on loan. That could make sense as the Croatian would get a chance to sample England before choosing whether he wants a permanent move.

Kulenovic has scored six times in 16 outings for the under-21 ranks and played three times during the summer’s European Championship.

 

He was formerly a youth team player at Juventus but has failed to get going for Zagreb. In 19 appearances, he’s yet to score for the club and a move looks on the cards.

Forest are still keen to add a striker. Lewis Grabban and Lyle Taylor are the current players competing for a shirt and a different, younger option is required.

Would Kulenovic be a decent fit for Forest?

Who knows. The fact he wasn’t keen on coming to England makes him a bit of a risky signing for certain.

Portugal v Croatia - 2021 UEFA European Under-21 Championship
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If he can be persuaded though he could be an interesting capture. Kulenovic is all-action and would perhaps bring something different to Grabban and Taylor.

The Reds are desperately seeking reinforcements and Kulenovic does fit the billing of what the club’s new CEO seeks in a signing.

The Croatian will only get better and he might see him as a risk worth taking for Forest.

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