Nottingham Forest are the Premier League club currently weighing up a move to sign Filip Kostic. The Juventus wing-back is a wanted man and could leave the Old Lady this summer.
The Reds are in the market for a new left-sided player. They have signed Ola Aina this summer but they are looking for another option for their left-sided wing-back role.
According to Tutto Mercato Web, the Reds are now looking into the possibility of landing Kostic before the transfer window closes in a couple of weeks.
It’s that the player who they signed from Eintracht Frankfurt could be available for around £15 million. The 30-year-old only signed for Juventus last summer but the club are already keen to sell.
It does perhaps come as a surprise that Juve are keen to get rid of the player this summer. He was very important during the 2022/23 campaign, making 54 appearances.
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Forest target Kostic was in fine form for the club too. He scored three times and registered an impressive 12 assists, often playing in a more advanced position on the left-hand side.
Fredi Bobic used to be the Sporting Director at Frankfurt when Kostic was performing well there. He called him ‘extraordinary’ and a ‘top professional’ during his time at the club.
Forest now want Kostic
This would be a seriously good deal for the Reds to complete. Okay, Kostic is 30 but he’d be arriving at the club on the back of a very good season during 2022/23.
Convincing him to swap Juventus for the City Ground could prove tricky. He may want to stay at a club competing at the top level in their domestic league.
Juventus clearly fancy a change on the left. They tried to sign Forest target Carlos Augusto this summer, however, he’s now signed for Inter after a summer of speculation.
Rumour rating: 8/10 – This would be an amazing deal and Forest would be wise to get this one over the line as a matter of urgency.
Kostic is a proven performer in the Bundesliga and Serie A. He would bring some much-needed experience to the ranks and at just £15 million, he’s a no-brainer for Forest.