After spending substantially on players during the summer; it seems likely that several players will get linked with Nottingham Forest ahead of the January transfer window.
The Reds added 16 new players during pre-season and with promotion the primary objective bolstering the squad in January might be an option.
With a solid start firmly under Forest’s belt, boss Aitor Karanka would be wise to tread carefully when the window reopens.
According to the Daily Mirror, Queens Park Rangers defender Angel Rangel is the first player who has been linked with a switch to the City Ground in January; which will come as a surprise to many.
For starters, Forest are blessed with lots of cover at right-back. Tendayi Darikwa has been brilliant recently; whilst the club also has Saidy Janko waiting in the wings.
Add the recovering Sam Byram to those two and you have a right-back department that possesses serious quality.
Stockpiling of players is something which the Reds desperately need to avoid. With a sizeable amount of money already spent each signing must be meticulously thought out.
You could argue that any player who arrives at the club during the next window needs to be better than the players currently at Karanka’s disposal.
Rangel has a tremendous amount of experience in this country after he led Swansea to promotion glory. At 36-years-old, however, he is hardly a long-term addition to the Forest ranks.
The signing of a player coming towards the end of his career would represent something of a backward step; especially considering that Rangel wouldn’t add any real value to Karanka’s crop of players.