All White Marko Stamenić linked with Nottingham Forest in transfer twist

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Transfer speculation over New Zealand international midfielder Marko Stamenić has taken a twist with claims he could now join English Premier League club Nottingham Forest.

After a fortnight of reports linking Stamenić with English Championship side Coventry City, The Athletic reports Forest are “working on a deal with Red Star Belgrade”.

“If everything goes according to plan, he is expected to join Olympiacos on a season-long loan, similar to other arrangements in the Evangelos Marinakis operation, with the Greek billionaire owning both clubs,” The Athletic reported.

The report says the 14-cap All White would cost Forest a transfer fee of about £4.6 million (NZ$9.5 million).

New Zealand captain Chris Wood is already with Forest, and has a year left on his contract there.

Serbian media have been claiming Coventry City had already clinched a deal for Stamenić with a reported four-year deal and a transfer fee of NZ$8.8 million with a 10% sell-on fee for the player’s present club, FC Crvena Zvezda (Red Star).

Main photo: Marko Stamenić … reports suggest Nottingham Forest are keen to sign the All White.

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Marko Stamenić … has just completed a successful season with Red Star Belgrade.

Coventry have declined any public comment so far, though speculation was fuelled by social media photographs of Stamenić visiting London in early June.

Red Star Belgrade coach Nenad Milijaš has told Stamenić would join Coventry.

“He will have no problems with the physical requirements, the rest will be helped by the people from the club so that he can play well for Coventry from the first game,” Milijaš said.

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Wellington-born Stameniċ played his youth football for Western Suburbs before heading overseas in 2020 for his first professional contract with Danish Superliga club Copenhagen.

He joined Crvena Zvezda on a free transfer in 2023, playing 35 games in their recently-completed season, scoring two goals and being credited with one assist. He helped them achieve a league-cup double.

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The European transfer window officially opened on Saturday June 15, 2024 (NZT).

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