Nottingham Forest: Club close to signing Fouad Bachirou

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A report in France Football (via Sport Witness) claims that Nottingham Forest are close to signing Fouad Bachirou from Malmo.

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The piece does not share a fee that Forest will pay to the Swedish side, but considering that he is only valued at £810k, according to Transfermarkt, we feel that he probably won’t command an incredibly high transfer fee.

The 30-year-old started his career with Paris Saint-Germain and now, if France Football is to be believed, he will be playing for Sabri Lamouchi’s men in the 2020/21 season.

According to Sport Witness, France Football have claimed that he is ‘on his way to City Ground’, and that he will sign a two-year deal with the option for an extra year.

Is this a good signing for Forest?

No, don't know much about him

No, don't know much about him

Yes, good squad player

Yes, good squad player

TIF Thoughts…

The 30-year-old, who has made 20 appearances in total for the Comoros national team, struggled in the Europa League for Malmo in the 2019/20 season averaging a 6.45 rating from his seven appearances.

Bachirou’s rating of 6.45 in the Europa League is good enough to put him in 17th-place in Forest’s squad for the 2019/20 Championship season, however, perhaps the midfielder would be better suited to playing at Championship level, as opposed to Europa League level.

He would join the likes of Jack Colback and Lyle Taylor, who have also moved to the City Ground this summer as Forest look to put the 2019/20 season behind them.

Lamouchi’s side blew their chance of a playoff spot when they were hammered 4-1 by Stoke City, while Swansea City beat Reading 4-1, on the final day of the regular season.

Bachirou might be able to add some competition to the midfield as Forest will look to move on from last season’s disappointment and build on their seventh-place finish to mount a serious promotion push in the 2020/21 campaign.

So, it will be interesting to see if Bachirou does move to the City Ground or if France Football have got this one wrong.

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