Filip Krovinovic could now join Hertha Berlin just a year after his loan spell with Nottingham Forest came to an end.
Forest fans will remember Krovinovic with mixed views after his January 2021 loan move from Benfica.
The Croatian had spent the first half of the season at West Brom before heading to the City Ground.
Krovinovic only managed one goal and two assists in 19 games for Forest, failing to really put it all together.
A neat and tidy player who maybe didn’t quite play to his full potential, Krovinovic was a talented yet sometimes divisive playmaker.
Forest chose not to sign Krovinovic permanently last summer but he has found his best form back in his native Croatia.
Filip Krovinovic could now join Hertha Berlin
Krovinovic, 26, joined Hajduk Split permanently last summer and hasn’t looked back since.
With seven goals and six assists in 32 games, Krovinovic has started to find that end product more consistently.
What may surprise Forest fans is that Krovinovic could now end up making a shock move to the Bundesliga.
Shining in Croatia and being ready for Germany’s highest level are completely different things but Krovinovic is wanted.
24Sata in Croatia report that Hertha Berlin want to sign Krovinovic and will pay €5million (£4.25million) to bring him to Germany.
Hertha sporting director Fredi Bobic has a Croatian mother and played for Rijeka, so he has ties to Croatia and is familiar with talents over there.
Krovinovic is on his radar and there could be a top-flight move on the cards for the playmaker.
Forest almost certainly still made the right deacons in not signing Krovinovic permanently but he is enjoying a real rise now.
Just a year since leaving Forest, Krovinovic could be preparing himself to face the likes of Joshua Kimmich, Leon Goretzka and Jude Bellingham next season.