The Lowdown: Larsson a free agent
The 25-year-old joined the Russian outfit in 2019 but recently had his contract terminated as a result of the country’s ongoing invasion of Ukraine, meaning that he is now a free agent for any potential suitors who are interested in him.
Steve Cooper has already been busy in the transfer market, having recently made Moussa Niakhate his fourth signing of the summer alongside Taiwo Awoniyi, Giulian Biancone and Dean Henderson; and it sounds as if they might not be the only new additions walking through the doors at the City Ground ahead of the upcoming Premier League campaign.
The Latest: Forest in contact over Larsson
Taking to Twitter, Joseph claimed that Larsson’s representatives have been in ‘contact’ with Forest, but the Midlands club are set to face competition for the Sweden striker’s services.
He said: “The reps of striker Jordan Larsson have been in contact with a number of clubs across Europe, including Celtic & Nottingham Forest.
“He’s a free agent after his contract was terminated at Spartak Moscow. Understood to be plenty of interest from EPL, Bundesliga & Serie A clubs.”
The Verdict: Could be hard to pull off
This will likely be a difficult deal for Forest to get over the line, as Celtic will be considered favourites given that the forward is the son of former Hoops legend Henrik Larsson, but it would be a massive coup if Cooper’s side could pull it off.
The Sweden international recorded five goal contributions in just 11 appearances across all competitions during his three-month loan with AIK earlier this year (as per Transfermarkt) and averaged 2.7 shots per game for Spartak in the Europa League.
Should Forest sign Larsson?
This kind of attacking prowess is exactly what Cooper will need in his starting XI to give Forest the best chance of maintaining top-flight status, so if the opportunity arises, it’s a move that the Reds should try to clinch as soon as possible.
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