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30th Aug, 2016 | 8:11pm

Dutch club interested in Nottingham Forest forward - report

By Dominic Toner

ADO Den Haag are interested in signing Nottingham Forest striker Lars Veldwijk, according to a report.

Dutch publication Groengeelhart report that the 24-year-old forward is being targeted by the Eredivisie club for a loan move.

The report details that the Dutch side are considering replacements in case their current forward Mike Havenaar leaves during the closing stages of the transfer window.

Veldwijk returned to Forest for pre-season after spending last season on loan at Eredivise side PEC Zwolle.

He impressed last season, scoring 14 goals in 35 appearances, and has an outstanding career strike rate of 71 goals in 148 matches.

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However, he has not been able to hit the heights of the 2013/14 season, when he scored 34 goals in 42 league games for Excelsior Rotterdam.

The striker has been restricted to just three appearances this season and has fallen down the pecking order behind Britt Assombalonga and Apostles Vellios.

Veldwijk signed a three-year contract when he moved to the east Midlands in 2014 and scored his first goal in the EFL Cup this season.

After making just 11 substitute appearances for Forest in his first season with the club and a season long loan the following year, it is believed that ADO are tempted to prise him away from the City Ground the summer.

Scottish champions Celtic were linked with a move for Veldwijk this summer however Brendan Rodgers has opted with new strikers Moussa Dembele and youngster Pj Crossan.

In other Nottingham Forest transfer news, they are set to make a move for a Serie A forward.