Nottingham Forest have been handed a boost in their quest to land ex-Swansea City left-back Martin Olsson on a free transfer.

Rangers are planning to speak with the Sweden international but according to The Sun on Sunday (9th June; page 61), the player would prefer to stay in the Football League.

Swedish outlet Expressen recently linked Forest with Olsson’s signature; following his release from the Liberty Stadium at the end of the campaign.

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The 31-year-old hasn’t played since December after suffering an Achilles injury and will hope to prove his fitness somewhere this summer.

Olsson has 47 caps for the national team and has 197 Premier League appearances to his name.

The Reds look to be in the market for a left-back this summer and, as a result, the free agent looks like being a target for Martin O’Neill.

Seat Pitch Summary

This news looks like being good news for Forest.

Rangers boss Steven Gerrard could be fighting a losing battle trying to speak with Olsson; as it appears his heart is set on another Football League stint.

Forest definitely need a left-back to come in.

 

All too often last season Ben Osborn was deployed out of position, whilst Jack Colback even played there occasionally towards the end of the season.

Jack Robinson is the only natural left-back at the City Ground and Olsson’s arrival would add some much-needed competition.