Nottingham Forest could be about to bolster their attacking ranks with the signing of striker Miguel Angel Guerrero from Olympiacos.
According to Greek football guru Antonis Oikonomidis, a deal has been reported in Greece and could be completed soon.
So who is Guerrero and what do Forest fans need to know about him? Here is a look at five facts about the talisman.
- Guerrero would be checking in from Olympiacos having fallen down the pecking order with the Greek champions last season.
- Don’t be fooled by some less than flattering goalscoring statistics. Guerrero is a dab hand and bringing others into the game and holding the ball up in the final third.
- Guerrero has enjoyed a decent career, playing for Rayo Vallecano, Albacete, Sporting Gijon, Leganes and more recently Olympiacos.
- Forest fans should remember Guerrero from last season’s friendly between the two sides. The striker scored a brace as the Greek outfit beat the Reds 3-0.
- Born in Toledo in Spain, the striker has scored 71 goals from his 277 career appearances.
What they say about him
When Antonis Oikonomidis tweeted about this deal potentially taking place, some fans of Olympiacos were quick to offer Forest supporters some thoughts.
One sticks out from an Olympiacos fan account which claims he could well suit second-tier football in England.
He suits championship football. He’s not the naturally gifted goal scorer but he gives everything every game, plays with passion, he’s good in the air and he will bag the occasional goal, often important ones too. Nothing to lose to #NFFC
— Olympiacos EU (@OlympiacosEU) September 3, 2020
With those comments in mind, he could prove a useful addition to Forest as a player who gives his all and chips in with goals every now and again.
It’s clear that Lewis Grabban and Lyle Taylor will be Forest’s main strikers for the 2020/21 campaign.
What would be useful, however, is someone who can provide a different option from the bench.
That someone could be Guerrero and having quality from the bench is something that wasn’t always on offer last season for the Reds.
Some fans will remain uncertain over a signing who has never played in the league. This one, however, might just represent a low risk that’s worth taking for Sabri Lamouchi.