Romanian talent Ionut Rus, who had trial at Nottingham Forest, joins Lazio, admits English offers

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The 16-year-old has instead joined the youth team in Rome.

Nottingham Forest have not been afraid to scout far and wide in recent times, especially in the goalkeeping department.

The club's second choice stopper at present is Dimitar Evtimov, a young Bulgarian signed from Chavdar Etropole when he was just 18-years-old. Forest brought in teenage Swede Tim Erlandsson this summer and they had another talent on trial at the club in the summer.

A report in Romania states that Forest had young Romanian stopper Ionut Rus on trial back in July. The report from Gazeta Sporturilor claimed that Rus was watched by Forest in the summer.

The talented 16-year-old was in fact pictured training with Forest in the summer:

But at the end of January he made his move - joining Italian outfit Lazio at the end of January.

Speaking to La Lazio Siamo Noi he admitted he had offers from England and elsewhere but decided Lazio was the place for him to develop:

"I came to Rome on the advice of George Ogăraru and Sarmasan Catalin, who is also my agent. I have had several offers from English clubs, Italian and Dutch, but in the end I decided to sign a contract with Lazio because I liked the project. "

Rus, who was with Romanian Liga I side ACS Poli Timisoara, has also been on trial with Wolverhampton Wanderers in the past, as reported by Debanat.

Now followers of those clubs will keep an eye out for Rus in Italian football - to see whehter they missed out on a top talent or not.

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