Nuno Da Costa claims that Caen will do absolutely everything to sign the Nottingham Forest striker in the summer.

He has recently been interviewed by Sporta Caen where the discussion turned towards whether or not he’d be at the City Ground next season.

Da Costa will be keen to put an end to his City Ground hell. Since arriving in January 2020 he’s made 14 appearances for the Reds and failed to score a single goal.

The 31-year-old has scored 10 goals and claimed four assists for Caen averaging a goal every 201 minutes for the second-tier outfit.

Forest striker Da Costa
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Da Costa will head back to Forest in the summer and he will have a year to run on his existing contract on Trentside.

It seems highly unlikely, however, that he will have any future under Steve Cooper and a sale would certainly be beneficial for all parties.

The versatile forward believes that a move to Caen might be on the cards with a permanent swoop in their sights for the summer.

He told Sporta Caen: “I know that Caen will do everything to bring me back. I still have a year of the contract in Nottingham. It’s not really easy to talk to them.

“From what I know the coach at Caen seems satisfied. It will be a discussion between adults and we will find the best solution.”

Da Costa spent last season out on loan too. He joined Royal Excel Mouscron and scored six goals in 27 appearances for the Belgian top-flight outfit.

The Cape Verdian has never really looked like a player capable of performing in the Championship. As a result, the Reds will surely look to offload him.

Forest must offload striker Nuno Da Costa

It makes very little sense for Forest to keep hold of their unwanted striker Da Costa beyond the summer.

Clearly, he’s done well with Caen and if they’re serious about making their loan permanent, it’s definitely something that should be looked at.

Forest striker Da Costa
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Da Costa works tirelessly on the pitch but he’s looked some way short of the quality required to play in England on a long-term basis.

Forest will have some wheeling and dealing to do in the summer. With that in mind, the club should do whatever they can to get Da Costa off the books.

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