PEC Zwolle sporting director confirms interest in Nottingham Forest striker Lars Veldwijk

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The Dutchman struggled for goals at the City Ground last season.

Lars Veldwijk is being linked with a return to Holland this summer, with PEC Zwolle reported as keen just yesterday. Now the club's technical director Gerald Nijkamp has confirmed the interest, telling De Telegraaf this morning. He stated he wanted to sign Veldwijk last summer, but Forest swooped in fast:

"Before we knew it, he [Veldwijk] was already in England,

"We're busy. He is the type of striker which would suit us very well."

It comes as high-flying Zwolle, who have appeared in the last two Dutch Cup finals, look set to miss out on Tomas Necid. The Czech Republic striker is out of contract at the end of this month and the club are fighting hard to keep hold of him after he scored 14 goals in 33 appearances last term.

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.

He has recently been linked with a move to fellow Championship side Brentford, to link up with his former boss at Excelsior Marinus Dijkhuizen. However, he confirmed last week to Get West London that he was not keen on the player.

Now it seems that Zwolle are in the driving seat in the race for his signature.

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