According to Het Laatste Nieuwsb (h/t Nottinghamshire Live), Nottingham Forest are interested in Marko Burki and could battle Norwich City, Torino and Leganes for his signature. The 25-year-old has a lot of interest after impressing at Zulte Waregem in his debut season, but he could be on the move for a potential bargain this summer.
Burki has an a reported asking price of £0.7m while FIFA and Sports Interactive scouts believe he earns between £200k-a-year/£3.88-per-week and £260k-a-year/£5k-per-week at the Regenboogstadion. The Swiss u21 international wouldn’t break the bank for Forest, but he’s another makeshift centre-back that the club doesn’t need.
The 5ft 11, Swiss-born defender has played the majority of Jupiler Pro League games at left-back but has played the majority of playoff games at centre-back. In total, he has operated on the left in twice as many games, but Forest need a natural in the position rather than a Jack Robinson-type.
At former club Young Boys, Burki played 16 games at centre-back and only 13 at left-back. Martin O’Neill may be better off finding a player who is a natural on the left to complete with Robinson and Ben Osborn next season.