Nottingham Forest are not taking their EPL return this season for granted, and by their latest moves, they won’t allow any chance to go back to the championship soon.
Steve Cooper’s side has already signed 10 new players this season, among them Lingard and Dean Henderson. Now, reports making the rounds are that the newly promoted EPL side have their sights on another left-back.
Things haven’t been as smooth as Steve Cooper would have wanted with Real Betis’ Moreno, so he (Cooper) has a new name as a replacement if negotiations with Betis are hopeless.
According to Portuguese sources (O Jogo specifically), Nottingham could go for Sporting Lisbon’s recent signing, Reuben Vinagre, whom he is willing to release on loan.
The former Portugal U-21 international has been on loan duties for the most part of his Wolverhampton 4-year career and will make an EPL return after two years if Forest manage to sign him.
O Jogo reveals that the Primera champions want Forest to pay part of the defender’s salary on top of the 1 million euro loan fee, which the English side is apparently willing to pay.
His (Vinagre) minimal game time in Lisbon last season aside, the 23-year old isn’t just fast, but innovative, which is exactly what Forest need to contend with other top-flight teams.
No agreement has been reached so far, but hopefully for Forest, Cooper can be as successful in pulling Vinagre in as he has been with various talents this summer.