Nottingham Forest are looking to bolster their squad with the signing of left-back Martin Olsson, according to Swedish outlet Expressen.

The 31-year-old was released by Swansea City following the 2018/19 campaign and is now on the lookout for a new club.

A 47-cap Sweden international, Olsson missed the second half of last season with a ruptured Achilles and he will need to prove his fitness to any potential new employers.

The report suggests that Forest will face stern competition from Rangers for his signature this summer, whilst other clubs could also declare their interest.

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Should Olsson arrive at the City Ground he would link up with fellow countryman Alexander Milosevic. The 27-year-old enjoyed a solid start to life on Trentside since joining in February.

Marcus is the twin brother of Martin, who was recently released by Derby County.

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A link to a left-back isn’t really a surprise considering that Jack Robinson is the only one currently on Forest’s books.

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The Olsson speculation is perhaps more interesting as he is known for being more accustomed to operating as a wing-back; rather than a more traditional full-back.

During the last three games of the campaign, Martin O’Neill went with three central defenders and two wing-backs bombing forwards. That role would certainly suit Olsson down to the ground.

 

Fitness is a bit of a concern. The Swede hasn’t played since December and taking him on trial first might be a sensible approach by Forest.

Olsson is no stranger to success. He won promotion to the Premier League with Norwich City in 2015, whilst he spent five seasons playing in the top-flight with Blackburn Rovers.