Nottingham Forest have agreed on a deal to sign Cyle Larin, according to Turkish reports Fanatik. The 27-year-old looks to be arriving casting doubts over whether or not Lewis Grabban will stay at the club.

The Canada international is a free agent after leaving Besiktas earlier this summer. Larin spent four years at Besiktas having arrived from Orlando City in 2018.

He did spend one of those years out on loan in Belgium with Zulte Waregem. During that period he scored nine goals and registered 11 assists from 33 appearances.

During 2021/22, Larin was in sound form for the Istanbul-based outfit. He scored eight goals from 38 appearances and was deemed a regular first-team player in the team.

Forest agree Larin deal
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He was unable to agree on a new contract with Besiktas. That has seen him available on a free transfer and with the World Cup looming, he will want to be in fine form.

The report claims that he’s now reached an agreement with Forest. It remains to be seen how true that is though and it will be interesting to see if it’s reported domestically.

If Larin does check in, he will be the second Canadian to sign in two transfer windows. Richie Laryea joined from Toronto FC in January and that should help Larin settle in.

Last season, the forward typically played on the left. He can, however, play as a centre-forward and is capable of leading the line on his own.

His record for the national team is phenomenal. In 50 outings for Canada, he’s found the net on 24 occasions and will be the country’s main man in Qatar this summer.

Forest have agreed Larin deal and he could be useful

Once again, another player looks to be coming to the club who can play in a number of positions. That is one of Steve Cooper’s mantras and it’s one that typically serves him well.

Larin will be eager to sample the Premier League. At 27, he might not get too many more opportunities and he’d be keen to grasp it with both hands.

Forest need attackers. They added Taiwo Awoniyi last month and a wave of new signings is expected to arrive on Trentside before the season starts.

Forest agree Larin deal
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Rumour rating: 6/10 – There is a bit to like about this deal, not least that Larin plays in a number of positions in the final third.

He will also have a point to prove going into the World Cup and that’s another aspect that bodes well.

The reason for the lower rating is that it comes from a Turkish report. As a result, we’re not sure whether this one requires a pinch of salt for now.

If Larin, does join, however, it’s a signing that should please plenty of supporters.

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