Nottingham Forest have been credited with an interest in Zulte Waregem defender Marco Bürki.

The 25-year-old is a man in-demand this summer, according to a report by Nottinghamshire Live.

The likes of Forest, Premier League new boys Norwich City, Italian side Torino and Spanish outfit Leganes are all reportedly keen on snapping him up over the coming months.

Bürki, who is the younger brother of Borussia Dortmund goalkeeper Roman Bürki, is apparently available for around €800,000.

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He played 25 games in all competitions for Zulte Waregem this season, chipping in with one goal. His contract with the Belgian Pro League side expires in 2021.

Bürki started his career with Young Boys and rose up through the youth ranks at the Stade de Suisse. He had a two-year loan stint at fellow Swiss side FC Thun from 2015 to 2017 to gain some first-team experience.

On his return to Young Boys, he was part of the Bern side who won their first Swiss Super League title for 32 years in the 2017/18 season.

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Bürki left last summer to move to Belgium for Zulte Waregem, who were in the Europa League, but could be set for a move away after just a year.

Nottingham Forest are in the hunt for some new signings this summer as Martin O’Neill looks to put his own stamp on them. Bürki would be a shrewd defensive acquisition but the Reds will have to bat away serious competition to sign him.


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