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Nottingham Forest to secure 24th signing of the season after completed medical for Brazilian midfielder

Forest’s return to the Premier League has been highlighted by questionable actions in the transfer market, which look set to continue before club football resumes in England

Relegation-threatened Nottingham Forest remains hopeful that their recent uptick in the form table before the extended international break due to the 2022 World Cup will bear fruit at the City Ground when football resumes in England on boxing day, but not without yet another dip into the transfer market after Forest are set to secure their 24th signing of the 2022-23 Premier League season.

Per reports from football insider Fabrizio Romano, Forest have closed the distance to securing the services of 28-year-old Brazilian attacking-midfielder Gustavo Scarpa on a free transfer.

Scarpa, who was most recently at domestic giants Palmeiras since 2018, helped the São Paolo-based outfit to eight pieces of major silverware after arriving from Fluminese while making 230 appearances for Periquito Verde while also hitting 42 goals along the way.

Rumored to be receiving a pay packet of around £30,000k-a-week, Scarpa will be the fifth forward-thinking player to arrive in the midlands Midlands this season, joining fellow new-boys Emmanuel Dennis, Taiwo Awoniyi, Jesse Lingard, and Morgan Gibbs-White in adding a questionable – and small – attacking core that was comprised of just Sam Surridge, Lyle Taylor, and Welsh starlet Brennan Johnson.

Those additions have failed to truly make a difference thus far in the top flight of English football, however, as Forest has managed just eleven goals in fifteen league fixtures with just Awoniyi the only player on the books to have managed more than two goals thus fair.

With what is, on paper, a squad that now should be capable of chance-creation and scoring at a considerably improved rate, how Scarpa finds his way into the team from a tactical perspective remains to be seen as Forest continues to put faith in a complete squad overhaul in short order.

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Andrew Thompson

US-based Football writer. German football guru with a wealth of experience in youth development and analysis. Data aficionado. Happily championing the notion that Americans have a knowledgeable voice in the beautiful game.

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