Some reports in Greece have suggested that Nottingham Forest could be set to complete the signing of Olympiacos striker Miguel Angel Guerrero.
That is the verdict of Greek football guru Antonis Oikonomidis, who has cited the reports from Greece in a tweet this morning.
Guerrero scored twice in a friendly prior to the 2019/20 campaign and largely gave Forest the runaround on a tough night for the Reds.
He struggled for form with the Greek champions during the first half of last season, scoring four times in 16 appearances for Pedro Martins’ side.
He did play in all 11 of Olympiacos’ fixtures in the Champions League, scoring twice and registering one assist during their qualifying campaign.
The 30-year-old spent the second half of last season playing in La Liga with Leganes, starting nine games and grabbing himself one goal with the club relegated from the top-flight.
Guerrero is the sort of striker that brings other players into games, whilst offering a different option at the same time.
His patchy goalscoring record perhaps highlights that he isn’t an out-and-out goalscorer but could provide Forest with another option from the bench.
With Lewis Grabban and Lyle Taylor two proven Championship options, it does seem unlikely that Guerrero will come in as anything other than backup.
As of yet, there are no indications of a fee or whether the Reds will take the Spaniard on loan for the 2020/21 campaign.
Guerrero’s contract at Olympiacos was worth £355,000-a-year (£7,300-a-week).
NFN Verdict – Surprise signing but a relatively low risk
One of Forest’s biggest problems during last season was the evident lack of quality from the bench.
The squad this season could look a whole lot stronger given the new recruits and Guerrero could be a decent addition.
Some might look at his unflattering goalscoring credentials but at the end of the day, he will only be providing competition from the fringes.
Taylor and Grabban should be capable of firing plenty of goals between them. Guerrero’s ability to hold up play and bring others into the game could complement those two nicely.