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Nottingham Forest is said to be targeting international Anton Stach



Nottingham Forest is said to be targeting international Anton Stach

Premier League promoted Nottingham Forest reportedly wants to continue poaching in the Bundesliga. The former European Cup winner has, according to a report by the Daily Mail cast an eye on Anton Stach from FSV Mainz 05.

Nottingham had already used Mainz in this transfer summer, and captain Moussa Niakhate moved to England for a reported ten million euros.

In spring, however, the Mainz sports director had ruled out saying goodbye to midfielder Stach. “We’re not interested in offers for Anton – we can all save them. I can’t imagine a change this summer,” Heidel clarified in March.

Stach moved from Greuther Fürth to Mainz just before last season as the newly crowned U21 European champion and experienced a rapid rise there. The 23-year-old matured into an undisputed regular player, and his strong performances even led to a call-up to the national team. In March he made his debut in a test match against Israel, and he was also nominated by national coach Hansi Flick for the Nations League games after the season.

Nottingham’s interest in Stach would not only fit in with the club’s transfer policy this summer because of Niakhate. In general, the Bundesliga seems to be one of the club bosses’ preferred markets. Taiwo Awoniyi from Union Berlin (€20.5 million transfer fee) and Bayern’s Omar Richards (€8.5 million) also found their way from the German elite league to the traditional English club.