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Report: Nottingham Forest goalkeeper Tim Erlandsson set for unexpected Olympic call-up

Nottingham Forest's Tim Erlandsson

The Swede looks set for Brazil with Jacob Rinne looking likely to drop out.

Nottingham Forest's Tim ErlandssonNottingham Forest's Tim Erlandsson

It looks like Nottingham Forest may be losing one of their players to the Olympic Games this summer.

But don’t fear, it is not one of their first-team stars, but their young youth-team ‘keeper Tim Erlandsson who looks like heading to Brazil with the Sweden side after a recent transfer.

Erlandsson was initially on the standby list for the competition however it is reported by Nyheter in Sweden that the recent transfer of current squad member Jacob Rinne to KAA Gent in Belgium is likely to see him have to pull out of the squad – meaning Erlandsson will be given the call to come and play at the Olympic games for the Sweden under-23 side.

Nottingham Forest's Tim ErlandssonNottingham Forest's Tim Erlandsson

Of course this will not be a massive concern to the Nottingham Forest first-team.

Erlandsson is still not part of the senior set-up at the City Ground, with Dorus De Vries and Dimitar Evtimov the club’s number one and two.

The 19-year-old stopper joined Forest 12 months ago from Halmstads BK after spending time at the club on loan from the Swedish side.

Heading to the Olympics would be a fantastic opportunity and experience for the talented young Forest player, for whom the club have high hopes.

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