Nottingham Forest are close to the signing of Switzerland international Loris Benito, according to Football Insider.
The Reds are set to offer him a contract until the end of the season after a successful trial period.
The addition of a left-sided defender will be an ideal signing for the Reds.
Max Lowe will be missing for a couple of months, leaving Gaetan Bong as the only natural left-back in Cooper’s squad.
Jack Colback has played there in recent weeks but Forest have missed his presence in midfield when he has to perform makeshift duties.
Benito has been without a club since leaving Bordeaux back in August.
He made 59 appearances for the Ligue 1 outfit and also has experience playing for Young Boys, Bordeaux and Benfica during his career.
Benito typically operates as a left-back but he can also do a job at centre-back or on the left-wing.
The 13-cap Switzerland performer was part of his country’s squad as they reached the quarter-final of Euro 2020 in the summer.
He did manage just five minutes of football in the tournament but was on the bench as Switzerland knocked France out.
The report claims that Forest are now in advanced talks to land Benito.
What have Forest fans said about potential Benito signing?
It seems pretty unanimous that plenty of supporters think this will be a decent signing for Forest to make.
It’s absolutely no secret that the Reds could do with another left-sided defender, with Lowe set to be missing for several weeks.
Jordi Osei-Tutu is working his way back to full fitness but having Benito as an option would be ideal too.
Following this morning’s update that the Switzerland man is set to sign, we looked at what supporters had to say on Twitter.