Nottingham Forest almost signed Cyriel Dessers during the summer transfer window and now he could be available once again.

The Nigerian moved to Feyenoord on loan from Genk but a permanent deal looks highly unlikely, according to HLN.

Dessers gas scored 12 times in 28 appearances for his current club but he could be heading to pastures new at the end of the season.

Forest wanted to land the player last summer. The club were desperate to bolster their attacking ranks and the City Ground was a potential destination.

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Earlier this season, the player had been discussing a mental transfer deadline day and namechecked Forest as an interested party.

He told Sports Nieuws: “Transfer deadline day was the craziest of my life. I left for Madrid at 6 in the morning, with the idea of signing with Leganes. But at the gate, we received a phone call from several clubs.

“Antwerp, Nottingham Forest, Feyenoord. In the end, we got on a plane. During the flight, you have no idea for two-and-a-half hours which team you will play for the next day.

Dessers is a powerful striker and he’s likely to have plenty of clubs vying for his signature during the summer.

He will be available for £3.4 million in the summer and with that in mind, he won’t come cheap.

Will Forest return for Dessers in the summer?

It does seem unlikely. Dessers doesn’t really fit the profile of a Dane Murphy or Steve Cooper signing given that he’s now 27-years-old.

He does know where the back of the net is but with zero Championship experience his arrival would be a risk.

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Dessers has spent all of his career in either Holland or Belgium and a move to a club in one of those countries looks likely.

Forest will perhaps target a striker in the summer. Sam Surridge is contracted at the club but Lewis Grabban is out of contract and Keinan Davis could return to Aston Villa.

If another talisman is added to the ranks it seems likely that it will be someone younger.

As a result, Forest will likely switch their focus away from Dessers during the summer transfer window.

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