Report: Nottingham Forest refuse chance to sign Bojan Jokic permanently

Nottingham Forest's Bojan Jokic in action with Birmingham City's Jon Toral

The Slovenian international spent time at the City Ground on loan last season.

Nottingham Forest's Bojan Jokic in action with Birmingham City's Jon ToralNottingham Forest's Bojan Jokic in action with Birmingham City's Jon Toral

A report in Spain has mentioned Nottingham Forest’s reluctance to exercise the buying option on an international defender.

Last season, with Dani Pinillos injured and Dougie Freedman not a fan of Danny Fox, Nottingham Forest needed a left-back to cover.

Northern Ireland's Steven Davis in action with Slovenia's Bojan JokicNorthern Ireland's Steven Davis in action with Slovenia's Bojan Jokic

In the end they made an eye-catching move to sign Slovenian international Bojan Jokic.

Jokic, who has 77 caps for the Slovenian national team, arrived on loan from Villarreal in January and performed well throughout the end of the campaign.

However, he did not stick around after his loan deal expired.

Armand Traore - Queens Park RangersArmand Traore - Queens Park Rangers

It is now being reported by El Periodico Mediterraneo that Forest could have signed the player this summer.

The report claims that Forest have informed the Yellow Submarine that they do not intend to meet his buy-out clause included in his deal and, therefore, Jokic will remain at El Madrigal for the time being.

Forest have started the new season with youngster Alex Iacovitti in the position whilst Armand Traore was signed on a free transfer from QPR.

With Fox also being handed a new contract and Pinillos on the mend, Forest are now well-stocked at left-back.

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