Gustavo Scarpa has rejected advances from several European clubs to sign for Nottingham Forest, according to Brazilian outfit Lance.

The attacking midfielder is embroiled in something of a bizarre transfer situation ahead of his Palmeiras contract expiring.

Ultimately, he’s set to sign a pre-contract agreement with Forest but he could join Olympiacos on loan when he arrives in January.

Scarpa rejected clubs for Forest
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If the Greek champions remain in the Champions League, Evangelos Marinakis will send him to his other club for six months en route to Nottingham.

Scarpa is currently trying to help Palmeiras win the Brazilian title. He has scored eight goals and claimed eight assists during the current campaign.

Now, it seems that the 28-year-old was a wanted man. He has rejected advances from Spain, France, Portugal, Saudi Arabia and the USA.

Forest are back in the big time after 23 years outside of the Premier League. It’s an exciting time to be on Trentside and ultimately, Scarpa fancies a piece of that.

The report also claims that Scarpa has a dream to play in England and he will be hoping to arrive at Forest in January.

The versatile left-footed forward has won trophies galore in Brazil. He’s won seven titles in total and clearly he fancies a fresh challenge away from his homeland.

European clubs rejected by Scarpa and that bodes well for Forest

Team spirit has been the order of the day for Steve Cooper at Forest. As a result, it’s important he adds the right characters to his ranks.

The fact that Scarpa wants to come to Forest speaks volumes. He could have probably chosen bigger clubs but he’s now seemingly committed to the Reds.

Scarpa rejected clubs for Forest
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It will be interesting to see how he performs. He certainly seems like a useful player and he will bolster the ranks for the second half of 2021/22.

Scarpa will have to prove himself in the Premier League. He does look capable though and this looks like an exciting deal.

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