Nottingham Forest will probably increase their intentions to add to their squad after the forthcoming home double-header.

The Reds face Luton tomorrow before facing Reading on Trentside in the all-important game in hand on their promotion rivals.

Forest will want to add a couple of players to their ranks if they can, with as many as three expected to be wanted.

Boss Sabri Lamouchi has made no secret of his desire to sign at least one striker and possible a player with creativity for the flanks.

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One man who has been loosely linked with a move to the City Ground is Benfica youngster Jota.

The Telegraph claimed in March last year that Arsenal and Tottenham were keen on the winger who has a £25.6 million release clause in his contract.

The 20-year-old is a versatile forward and Nottinghamshire Live have claimed Forest are in the race his signature this month.

Whether the link is concrete or idol paper talk, the starlet is definitely a player that Lamouchi should consider adding to his ranks.

Jota has featured for various Portugal youth ranks and boasts the flamboyance to dazzle in the Championship.


First-team football has been forthcoming at Benfica. He started a 2-2 Champions League draw with RB Leipzig in November and has also started a league game.

In total, he has made 11 appearances for the Portuguese giants during 2019/20, but largely as a substitute.


The next step for Jota could be moving out on loan. If that is the case Forest have nothing to lose.

It’s fair to say another wide option wouldn’t go amiss. Joe Lolley and Sammy Ameobi have been regulars, whilst Albert Adomah has struggled for form.

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Forest signed Diogo Goncalves from Benfica and it didn’t really work out. There is enough evidence to suggest that things might be different with Jota though.

For starters, the nature of the clubs interested suggests he can play.

His silky, flamboyant style could see him quickly adhere himself to the Forest faithful and could take the league by storm.

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