Nottingham Forest are in the market for another centre-back and one name that has been mentioned is Attila Szalai.

The Hungarian defender is currently playing for Fenerbahce but a move to a top league looks on the cards.

According to Takvim, Forest, Newcastle and Fulham are both eyeing a move for the 24-year-old defender.

Szalai isn’t the only name under consideration by the recruitment team at the City Ground.

Tottenham talent Joe Rodon, former player Jamaal Lascelles and Mainz captain Moussa Niakhate have all been linked.

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Szalai is an intriguing option though and his recent performances against England showcased his class.

Hungary humbled the Three Lions 4-0 at Molineux last week offering Gareth Southgate food for thought.

The Fenerbahce star was in fine form from the off and the statistics backed that notion up.

He won five out of seven defensive duels, made 10 interceptions and completed 12 recoveries.

His ability on the ball was also evident. He made no fewer than five passes in the final third as Hungary secured a famous victory.

Szalai’s club form has been good too. He signed for the Turkish outfit in January 2021 and has made 64 appearances for the club.

Now he’s a wanted man and Forest could certainly do a lot worse than pursue Szalai.

Forest are in the market for a central back and Szalai could be class

The interesting thing about the 27-time international is that he can also play at left-back.

If there is one position that Forest need to fill urgently this summer, it’s on the left-hand side of the defence.

Szalai is primarily a central defender but Steve Cooper simply loves players who are capable of playing in more than one position.

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The youngster has vast experience from his time at Fenerbahce and has even featured in European games.

Forest might see Szalai has someone who is further down the list than other top targets.

In Hungary he’s nicknamed the Hungarian Van Dijk and given his recent performances for his country it’s easy to see why.

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