Brentford nearly signed Nottingham Forest star Joe Worrall during the summer but now they have former Reds academy star Anel Ahmedhodzic in their sights.
Ahemdhodzic departed the City Ground in 2019 citing a desire to return back to Sweden.
Since returning he has become one of Swedish football’s top talents and one of the most sought-after defenders in Europe.
He has pledged his international allegiance to Bosnia and made 12 caps for them, scoring once.
For Malmo, he has grown as a central defender and now has 80 appearances for the first team under his belt.
Now, Brentford are getting ready to test the water for the defender who has made four appearances in the Champions League this season.
A move to the Premier League outfit would see him link up with Sweden star Pontus Jansson. In hindsight, he could even take his place in the team!
It’s unsure how much Ahmedhodzic will cost. In the summer, it was claimed that it would take £10 million to prise him away from Malmo.
Brentford have made a pretty decent start to life in the Premier League.
Worrall could have been lining up for the Bees this season; although it’s thought that Thomas Frank opted to sign Kristoffer Ajer instead.
Ahmedhodzic one that got away for Forest
Although the above is true, this transfer situation perhaps isn’t one that can be used as something to beat the club with.
Ahmedhodzic was the one who held a desire to move. If anything he was on the cusp of the first team when he held that desire and Forest were powerless.
It perhaps would be a kick in the teeth for Worrall if Brentford land Ahmedhodzic. If It was the Bees who he nearly signed for in the summer; he may have held a desire to impress them further down the line.
Landing the youngster would leave them well-stocked at centre-back and Worrall might have to be handed his Premier League dream by someone else.
Forest will hope he has seen enough under Steve Cooper to warrant sticking around on Trentside for another year or two.