Dinamo Zagreb striker Sandro Kulenovic has rejected another move to Nottingham Forest this summer. The Reds tried to sign the talisman when Chris Hughton was in charge and he didn’t fancy joining a Championship club.
Now, according to the Croatian newspaper Karadeniz Gazete, Forest have come knocking once again. Kulenovic has been interviewed to clear up his latest stance on the Forest links.
For those of a Forest persuasion, this is all too familiar. Ahead of the 2021/22 campaign. Hughton was desperate to sign a striker and the club were trying desperately to get Kulenovic.
The Croatian striker has been nicknamed the ‘new Mario Mandzukic’ and at 6ft 3in, he cuts an imposing figure. Sadly, his goalscoring record probably doesn’t match the level of club he has the desire to play for.
Last season he scored 12 goals in all competitions from 37 appearances. Whilst that isn’t bad, it’s hardly sparkling for a player who feels that he should be playing for a top club and has turned his nose up at Forest.
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The player is looking to move on in the near future. He’s told the press, however, that his next destination must see him play for a big club and Kulenovic has once again dismissed any notion of Forest.
He told Karadeniz Gazete: “If I’m going to leave Dinamo, the team must be at the top level. Nottingham doesn’t mean much to me.”
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The striker would be extremely lucky to believe that he could get a chance at Forest. His career is hardly glowing right now and eight goals in a poor Croatian league will hardly have Forest in tears.
These kinds of comments probably tell Forest everything they need to know about Kulenovic. He seems massively above his station and the Reds are well out of the 23-year-old’s reach.
Forest will be wanting to sign a better forward than Kulenovic this summer. Some competition is required for Taiwo Awoniyi and the club will be doing whatever they can to land some quality.
Kulenovic seems to talk a good game. However, until he starts scoring more goals for Dinamo Zagreb, he can kiss goodbye to a Premier League transfer any time soon.