Lars Veldwijk claims Nottingham Forest move wasn't his preference despite 2014 transfer

Feyenoord, De Kuip

PEC Zwolle striker Lars Veldwijk has admitted he wanted a move to Feyenoord over Nottingham Forest.

Nottingham Forest-owned striker Lars Veldwijk is quoted by Voetbal Zone in the Netherlands that he in fact wanted to sign for Feyenoord last year.

Veldwijk, 24, smashed 30 goals in 38 games for Dutch side Excelsior, before his exploits prompted a move to England with Nottingham Forest.

The target man struggled to make an impact in the Championship, failing to score in 11 substitute appearances for the club before heading back to the Eredivisie this summer.

Veldwijk joined PEC Zwolle on loan for the duration of the season, and has so far hit six goals in seven games, proving his goalscoring ability once again.

It's unclear whether he still has a future at Forest having struggled so much last season, but Veldwijk has now discussed his emotions before completing his move to the City Ground.

As quoted by Voetbal Zone, Veldwijk says that he actually wanted to join Feyenoord in 2014 rather than Nottingham Forest - but the move to De Kuip never materialised, and he ended up joining Forest regardless.

"Unfortunately, Feyenoord had certainly been my preference to Forest," said Veldwijk, who is probably wishing he had got his move to Feyenoord after his quiet debut season in England.

Excelsior's partnership with Rotterdam neighbours Feyenoord means that they had first option on Veldwijk, but seemingly chose to pass him up despite losing Graziano Pelle to Southampton - and given his record in the Eredivisie this season, they may well regret that decision.

Meanwhile, Forest will be keeping a close eye on Veldwijk's progress with PEC Zwolle, as they will need to make a decision over his long-term future at the City Ground next summer.

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