Nottingham Forest have offered a pre-contract agreement to Fenerbahce youngster Ferdi Kadioglu, according to Turkish outlet Takvim.
The Reds haven’t got to the end of the current transfer window yet but as per these reports, plans are underway for the summer.
There does seem a stumbling block, however. Although Forest have had Kadioglu’s agent over to England, it would seem as though the player prefers a Premier League move.
Of course, on current form, Forest might be a top-flight club next season. The Reds have won six of their last eight league games and are a point off the top-six.
Kadioglu has been a regular during the 2021/22 campaign. He has played in a number of positions, with 13 of his 25 appearances coming from the left-wing.
He has found the net twice and also registered two assists, with the 22-year-old now attracting interest ahead of his contract expiring in the summer.
Kadioglu arrived at Fenerbahce in 2018 from NEC Nijmegen in Holland. The versatile performer has also played 18 times for the Holland under-21 outfit during his career.
Interestingly this isn’t the first time he’s been linked with a move to the East Midlands. Fanatik claimed two years ago that Phillip Cocu was desperately trying to sign Kadioglu at Derby.
Pinch of salt: Kadioglu link must be treated with caution by Forest fans
Turkish reports are often found wanting when it comes to any truth. Although, no smoke without fire perhaps does ring true also.
Kadioglu is perhaps being eyed by a number of clubs. He will be out of contract in the summer and naturally, as a talented youngster, he’ll have suitors.
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Given that Forest have taken chances on lots of young, overseas talents in recent years, it does seem easy for some reports to throw the Reds into the mix without any substance.
Kadioglu wants a top-flight move and perhaps Forest will need to win promotion to sign him. That said, he would be an addition that meets the criteria typically proposed by
Right now, Reds fans would be wise to treat this latest Turkish report with a sizeable pinch of salt.