Reports in Brazil are suggesting that Nottingham Forest have signed Gustavo Scarpa. It’s claimed that the attacking midfielder will join the Reds during the January transfer window.

The 28-year-old has also been heavily courted by Olympiacos. It was suggested last month that it was the Greek champions who had won the race for his signature.

Furthermore, to complicate things, Sun journalist Kostas Lianos understands that the player will still sign for the Greek outfit.

Scarpa will now stay with Palmeiras until the Brazilian season ends in November. He will then join Forest, according to reports, with a pre-contract agreement being signed.

Scarpa made 35 appearances for the Brazilian top-flight outfit during 2021/22. He scored eight goals and registered three assists for the club he has been at for four years.

Forest sign Scarpa
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Palmeiras currently sit top of their league after 15 games. They’ve won eight and drawn five of their fixtures so far and will hope to continue on a push for the title.

Scarpa can operate anywhere behind the striker. He has been known to play as a number 10 but he’s a left-footed option that is also comfortable playing on the flank.

The experienced player could perhaps be a useful addition to the Forest ranks. There is certainly a need for attacking talent to come in and Scarpa would increase the depth.

He wouldn’t check in until January though and as a result, Forest should now turn their attention towards getting attackers in place for the here and now.

Nottingham Forest sign Scarpa and he might be useful

This is certainly an intriguing one. If a deal has been signed then it could prove to be a very useful addition indeed.

Forest sign Scarpa
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It’s hard to imagine him signing a long-term deal, although he might get a couple of years to prove himself at Forest.

It does seem strange that the Reds aren’t signing him now. If the Reds have some money, which they do, paying the valuation for him makes sense.

Scarpa is a left-footed option and on paper, he looks like a potential replacement for the departed Philip Zinckernagel.

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