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Nottingham Forest hit problem in deal for Karim Ansarifard

Nottingham Forest hit problem in deal for Karim Ansarifard

Nottingham Forest have had a busy summer recruiting a number of players this summer, however, it appears one man will not be joining them at the City Ground this season.

According to a report by The Daily Mail, Aitor Karanka’s side are thought to have spoken to Karim Ansarifard about a possible move to the Championship outfit.

The Iran international, who represented his nation at the World Cup in Russia early in the year, is a free agent after his contract with Olympiacos expired.

It should be noted that current Forest owner, Evangelos Marinakis, is also the owner of the Greek outfit, where Ansarifard was rather prolific last season across all competitions they competed in.

However, it is understood that the Tricky Trees could encounter problems trying to gain a work permit for the striker, despite having featured over 60 times for his country.

The Verdict:

Forest appear to be keen to continue their recruitment drive, although Ansarifard may be one player that they may not be able to land.

With problems thought to be surrounding a work permit, it would remain to be seen if they can get a deal done for him to play in England.

The Iran international striker would be a solid addition to the Reds this summer if they were to sign him, as he would certainly help to improve their attacking options.

Nottingham Forest fans – thoughts?

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