Brentford boss claims no interest in Nottingham Forest striker Lars Veldwijk

Marinus Dijkhuizen got the best out of the Dutchman at Excelsior Rotterdam.

Nottingham Forest striker Lars Veldwijk has been linked with a move away from the club this summer, in particular due to the managerial change at Brentford.

Brentford parted ways with Mark Warburton this summer, despite his excellent season in charge at Griffin Park. They replaced him with Dutchman Marinus Dijkhuizen.

The 43-year-old arrived from his job at Excelsior Rotterdam and will be aiming for similar success to what Warburton had with The Bees.

However, he confirmed today that he was not interested in fellow Dutchman Veldwijk of Nottingham Forest.

Get West London quote him today as saying:

“We haven't spoken about him. He scored a lot of goals and came to England. I don't know what's gone wrong for him over here. He's only played a few times.”

Dijkhuizen helped Excelsior to Eredivisie promotion in 2014, with Veldwijk the key. The now Forest striker scored 17 goals after Dijkhuizen arrived in January 2014, which is why so many have expected him to make a move for the player once again.

Now it seems that will not be the case.

Despite scoring 31 goals in 41 games for Excelsior in 2013-14 the striker has struggled in English football. He has not scored for Forest in just 14 appearances and has hardly convinced when given the chance.

Now it seems an ideal move to Brentford is off the cards.

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