Nottingham Forest were interested in Jack Rudoni during the January transfer window. Now, AFC Wimbledon boss Mark Bowen might have admitted defeat in his quest to keep him.
The central midfielder finished as the top scorer for Wimbledon during the 2021/22 campaign. He scored 12 times as the club finished the campaign without a win in 27 matches.
Next season the club will be in League Two and for them, that means that Rudoni will likely depart Plough Lane during the summer transfer window.
At 20-years-old the future is seriously bright for the central midfielder. In total, he’s made 106 appearances for the club; scoring 17 goals and claiming 13 assists.
Clearly, those statistics indicate that the 2021/22 campaign is the one that has seen him come of age; with several clubs higher up the pyramid likely to be keen.
Bowen certainly believes that his chances of keeping Rudoni are slim as he plots an instant return to League One next season.
He told London News Online: “I am under no illusions that the club have got to do things that they need to do to financially survive; I am aware of that.
“If it comes to a situation where certain individuals have to leave, then what is most important is that it’s right for the club in terms of money.”
Forest will remain interested in Rudoni
The Reds are always on the lookout for talented players and youngsters are the order of the day for both Dane Murphy and Steve Cooper.
As a result, it seems extremely likely that Rudoni will remain on Forest’s shortlist for the summer.
Leeds were interested in Rudoni at the same time as Forest in January. Clearly, some people believe he has Premier League potential.
Rudoni is unlikely to cost a great amount and as a result, Forest could perhaps get themselves a bargain this summer.