Algerian international Hilal Soudani has finally agreed a move to Championship side Nottingham Forest, and is having a medical today at the club. John Percy from the Telegraph has confirmed the deal.
The Algerian forward, who can play as a left winger or as a striker, is set to leave Dinamo Zagreb this summer after a spell full of trophies at the Croatian club. The transfer is expected to cost around £2.5million.
Soudani rejected offers from both Saudi Arabia and China in favour of fulfilling his dream to play football in England, showing his willingness to take on a fresh challenge.
Having won the League and Cup double this campaign, Soudani will bring a winning mentality to Aitor Karanka’s team. Forest also tried and failed to sign him in the January transfer window.
He will link up with fellow Algerian international Adlene Guedioura at Nottingham Forest, and bring a whole load of goals to the team. We look forward to seeing this partnership blossom.
Soudani has won domestic trophies in Algeria, Portugal and Croatia and is certainly more than ready for a new challenge elsewhere. For the price being paid in the current market today, Forest are getting an absolute bargain of a footballer.