Nottingham Forest are making progress in their attempts to sign Filip Krovinovic, according to Paul Taylor of the Athletic.
The Reds will look to add depth to their midfield before the end of the month, with Ryan Yates, Harry Arter and Jack Colback all picking up injuries of late.
Krovinovic has been on the Reds’ radar for a while, and Forest are now reportedly making progress in their attempts to sign the Croatian.
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Krovinovic has spent the last year-and-a-half on loan at West Brom from Benfica, scoring three goals to help the Baggies win promotion from the Championship last season.
The 25-year-old has found game time hard to come by this season, though, and has been unable to break into Sam Allardyce’s first-team plans.
Paul Taylor claims that talks remain ongoing, with Benfica having to terminate the player’s loan at West Brom before potentially sending him to Forest.
There was talk of a potential loan move to Hajduk Split for Krovinovic, but his agent came out and squashed that talk.
Krovinovic would give Forest something they are badly missing at the moment. Creativity and guile from midfield.
The Reds play a 4-1-4-1 in attack, and a creative midfielder like Krovinovic would benefit them hugely in my opinion.
He can push forward and play as a number 10 or as a number 8, and he doesn’t mind the physical battles, either.
He did well in the Championship last season, and he will be keen to replicate that form if he moved to the City Ground.