Date: 28th May 2019 at 8:30am
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According to Pete O’Rourke of the Football Insider, Hamburg are keen on Karim Ansarifard and could battle Rangers and Besiktas for his signature. The 29-year-old has struggled for form and playing time in his debut season at Nottingham Forest and may have an uncertain future at the City Ground.

Ansarifard joined the Reds on a free transfer in November 2018 and has made 12 appearances in all competitions, scoring two goals. The Iran international made three starts in the Championship and had to wait until March to score his first goal for Forest.

He had stiff competition from Lewis Grabban & Daryl Murphy in 2018/19 and will have to battle Tyler Walker & Hillal Soudani for a starting place in the first-team next season. Ansarifard has 12 months remaining on his contract at the City Ground and may not be handed an extension if he isn’t a regular.

The 29-year-old was prolific at Olympiacos prior to his release in August, scoring 17 goals in 25 Super League games last season, but he’s yet to showcase how goalscoring prowess in the East Midlands. Ansarifard has hit the target with 60% of his shots and has found the back of the net with 20% of them.

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