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Manager admits Nottingham Forest have made £18m bid for star

Manager admits Nottingham Forest have made £18m bid for star
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In an interview with Lance, Palmeiras head coach Abel Ferreira revealed that Nottingham Forest will shell out £18 million to sign Brazilian midfielder Danilo to a contract with the Premier League.

Whoever said that Steve Cooper couldn’t assemble a dependable, cohesive, and successful team from a variety of summer hires bigger than the Cats cast?

Nottingham Forest has suffered just two losses across all competitions since losing 5-0 to the league’s dominant team, Arsenal, in late October. And one of those two losses was at the hands of a raging Manchester United under Erik ten Hag.

There have been crucial victories over relegation rivals Southampton and Leicester City, as well as draws with Chelsea and Brentford.

Saturday’s 2-0 victory over Midland neighbours, led by Brennan Johnson The difference between Forest and the bottom three teams is now five points thanks to Leicester, who propelled Forest to the dizzying heights of 13th.

An ever-improving backline that has only been broken once in the last three league games, though, is in danger of receiving an additional layer of defence with the approaching arrival of 21-year-old Danilo.

Fabrizio Romano says that Danilo has to get checked up soon. The two-time Copa Libertadores champion will agree to a lengthy contract worth approximately £30,000 per week (Jorge Nicola).

“Of course, we have to chase reinforcements. But Palmeiras is a responsible club, which has financial goals and sporting goals. The financial goals are practically met. Now, we have to meet the sporting goals as well,” explains Verdao coach Ferreira.

“They (Nottingham Forest) offered 20 million (euros) to sign Danilo. You pay for quality. Last year, I said that if no one left, no one would arrive. As it turns out, someone of quality has to come in. And quality costs money.”

In the 2022 Brazilian league season, Danilo, who takes inspiration from N’Golo Kante, averaged 2.1 successful tackles per game (WhoScored).

That is more than all of Cooper’s available midfielders combined. Danilo was also on the radars of Aston Villa and Wolves, and Arsenal has spent a significant portion of the past year monitoring his impressive growth.

Cooper will therefore be overjoyed by Forest’s most recent high-paying signing. An all-action defensive midfielder was the player that the former Swansea City manager prioritised this month.

Additionally, Danilo’s £30,000 weekly salary will only cost Forest a small fraction of what it would have cost to sign Jefferson Lerma from Bournemouth or Abdoulaye Doucoure from Everton.

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