Nottingham Forest have agreed a deal to sign young Swedish striker Julian Larsson, according to Fotboll Direkt.
Sabri Lamouchi is keen to bring in a new striker this month as he looks to bolster his options ahead of a potential promotion push to the Premier League.
Lewis Grabban has led the forward line well this term but Lamouchi has struggled to find sufficient back up for the former Aston Villa man.
Spaniard Rafa Mir was on loan from Wolverhampton Wanderers for the first half of the season, but he failed to establish himself at the City Ground.
Fotboll Direkt report that Lamouchi could now be set to appease those attacking problems and bring in Larsson, who currently plays for AIK’s U19 side.
Larsson had been expected to continue his development with the Swedish club but the report claims that a deal has been signed and that an official announcement will follow in the coming days.
Forest will look to close the gap between themselves and Championship league leaders West Bromwich Albion on Tuesday night when they face Reading.
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Forest have been in the press an awful lot this week, and this reported deal does seem a little out of the blue.
Not much is known about Larsson, other than he has represented AIK’s senior side on a few occasions and played for the Swedish national side at various youth levels.
Whether or not he could come to the Championship and make an impact is a big question, and arguably a big ask for the 18-year-old.
Of course, we will have to wait and see if this deal does in fact come true, but one thing is certain – Lamouchi needs to bring in a out-and-out goalscorer to provide back up to Grabban…