Nottingham Forest won’t be signing free agent striker Facundo Ferreyra. The Reds were linked with a move for the Argentinean but he has agreed to join a new club.
Former Premier League player Dan Petrescu has agreed on a deal for the talisman to join Romanian outfit Cluj.
Prosport claims that an announcement is imminent, with the 30-year-old set to link up with the Europa Conference League outfit.
Ferreyra has been a free agent since the summer when he left Celta Vigo. There, he scored just once in 13 appearances and failed to hold down a place in the team.
It was at Shakhtar where he really produced the goods. In Ukraine, he made 115 appearances and fired 60 goals and claimed 12 assists.
Ferreyra does have some experience of playing in England, albeit at under-23 level. He signed for Newcastle but played eight games for the second string without making a first-team appearance.
This link comes at a time when Forest could find themselves short in attack. Lewis Grabban limped out of Saturday’s game with Millwall and could be absent at Barnsley tomorrow.
Lyle Taylor is the only senior option, with Will Swan and Xande Silva also vying for a place in the team.
Forest won’t rue missing out on Ferreyra
Steve Cooper will perhaps look to add another centre forward to his ranks in the January transfer window.
Grabban will be the primary source of goals but Taylor has failed to really live up to his hype.
With that in mind, Cooper may fancy a younger forward and one who provides a different option to his current senior pairing.
Ferreyra isn’t really a signing that suits the strategies adopted by Cooper or the club’s CEO Dane Murphy.
As a result, Forest shouldn’t live to regret missing out on the signing of the former Argentina Under-20 international.