According to Tom Leach of Nottinghamshire Live, Martin Olsson has no interest in joining Rangers and wants to continue playing football in England. The 31-year-old was recently released by Swansea City and has been linked with a move to Nottingham Forest, so the latest news is a real boost for the Reds.
Martin O’Neill appears to be on the hunt for a left-back this summer, showing interest in Caner Cavlan and Olsson, but he may face stiff competition for the latter. Olsson has made 197 appearances in the Premier League and 107 in the Championship. He’s also represented the Swedish national team 47 times.
Forest have Jack Robinson and Ben Osborn who shared left-back responsibilities after Danny Fox was sold to Wigan Athletic in January, but neither player is a natural in the role. Robinson has operated at centre-back while Osborn has been used on the wing. Olsson would certainly fix the problem.
The 31-year-old suffered a ruptured achilles in December 2018 and didn’t play for Swansea again. He’s unlikely to be fully fit this summer as a result and may need time before he’s anywhere near being back to his best. Forest’s first game of pre-season is against Alfreton Town on June 29, less than three weeks away.
They’ll need to land their man as soon as possible.