Anel Ahmedhodzic was at Nottingham Forest between 2016-2019 after he joined the club’s academy from his boyhood side Malmo.

The ‘talented‘ Bosnian was seen as a future prospect, featuring heavily for the U21s before making his first-team debut for the Reds against Newcastle United in December 2016.

That would be his only senior appearance for Forest before he re-joined Malmo in 2019 on a free transfer.

He enjoyed a successful stint back at his boyhood club making 55 appearances over a three-year spell, including in the Champions League against sides such as Juventus.

However, he left Sweden to return to England to join Championship side Sheffield United last summer.

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Would Anel Ahmedhodzic be a good signing?

The 24-year-old central defender made 34 appearances for the Blades in all competitions last season, scoring six times.

Although he is a centre-back, he offers a lot from set pieces as reflected in his tally of six goals last season.

Defensively, he is very aggressive and he averages 2.3 tackles per 90 and 2 interceptions per game. He loves to come out from the back to pinch the ball off of the opposition, demonstrating his tenacity and desire to win the ball back for his side.

In possession, Ahmedhodzic likes to drive out with the ball to create a quick turnover, as he averages 2.2 progressive carries per 90 – within the top 1% of all defenders in Europe.

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The Bosnian defender has a market value of €20 million (£17 million) and would be an astute piece of business if Forest pulled it off.

The City Ground is a familiar place to Ahmedhodzic and with the Blades selling key players such as Iliman Ndiaye and Sander Berge this window, a bid to test the United resolve should be submitted.

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