Date: 5th June 2019 at 4:00pm
Written by: Seb Franklin

With Nottingham Forest failing to replace Danny Fox in January, the Reds are likely to hunt for a left-back this summer. Jack Robinson played at centre-back under Martin O’Neill while Ben Osborn has operated in midfield, so at least one player will be brought in for the role.

Vital Forest suggested Martin Olsson would be a good signing for the Reds when he returns to fitness and Expressen have reported that there’s interest from the East Midlands club for his signature. The Swedish outlet say Forest could battle Fenerbahce and Rangers to sign Olsson.

The 31-year-old is expected to leave Swansea in the coming weeks when his contract expires, having spent the last six months out with a ruptured achilles.  Forest have stiff competition for his signature, but Olsson could be a shrewd acquisition.

The Swedish international has made 197 Premier League appearances and 107 Championship appearances in his career. Olsson has played for Norwich City, Blackburn Rovers and Swansea and would provide a wealth of experience to a Forest side looking to seal promotion next season.

Forest are looking for value in the transfer market, so luring Olsson to the City Ground with a bigger contract can still be a cost-effective strategy as he’s a free transfer.

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