Nottingham Forest are battling it out with Celtic for free agent Jordan Larsson, according to Sky Sports. The player is available for nothing after having his Spartak Moscow contract terminated.
Forest are in the market for some new attacking players. They’ve seen their squad decimated somewhat, with Philip Zinckernagel and Lewis Grabban both leaving the club.
Now, more options in the final third will be necessary. Larsson is the son of former Celtic legend Henrik and he might provide a decent option for the future.
The 25-year-old has been speaking with several clubs. Suitors have come forward from the Premier League, Bundesliga, Serie A and the Scottish Premiership.
Given his dad’s allegiances to the Hoops perhaps they will hold the aces. Premier League football will be on offer at Forest, however, and that will hold a certain attraction.
During the 2021/22 campaign, Larsson scored five goals from 34 appearances. He largely played as a centre-forward, although he did showcase his versatility by playing out wide too.
Larsson has also been capped by the Sweden international team. The talented performer has collected seven caps and scored a single goal during his time with the national setup.
Forest battle for Larsson but he may be backup at best
Despite a famous goal machine of a father, there isn’t too much to get excited about by Jordan.
His record playing in lesser leagues than the Premier League is somewhat underwhelming, considering he’s largely a centre-forward.
Still, Forest do need a third-choice talisman and perhaps Larsson might provide useful competition.
Taiwo Awoniyi and Sam Surridge should get plenty of game time but with Grabban not sticking around another option would be ideal.
Rumour rating: 4/10 – Celtic perhaps hold the aces here. They will fancy Larsson being able to recreate what his dad did and he’d perhaps do a job in a lesser league.
Larsson is 25 so he’s hardly young. Although he does have some talent it could be a large step for him to be playing Premier League football next season.
The player might be one to keep an eye on. Right now, however, he’s perhaps best left along by Forest.