Nottingham Forest are keen on signing Sao Paulo star Igor Gomes, according to a report by Jorge Nicola.
The Reds are still in the market for a few more players and are seemingly willing to cast their net further afield.
Gomes has a contract with his current club until the end of March and other clubs are now circling.
Forest won’t have a free run at Gomes though, with Porto and Sporting Lisbon also weighing up whether to make a move.
The 23-year-old typically operates as a number 10, although he can play in midfield too.
He’s been with Sao Paulo all of his career having risen through the youth ranks with the Brazilian outfit.
During the 2022 campaign, he’s scored a single goal and laid on a further five in the way of assists.
In total, he’s made 184 appearances for his current club, smashing 10 goals and claiming 14 assists in the team.
It looks likely that the Reds will have to wait for Gomes, with the player likely to see out the Brazilian campaign first.
Forest have been active during the current transfer market. In terms of number 10 options, they signed Morgan Gibbs-White last week to end a summer of speculation.
He was linked with Real Madrid in May 2020 and perhaps Forest would be getting a coup if they can do this deal.
Forest keen on signing Igor Gomes
This would be a solid but perhaps unspectacular signing, particularly in the short term.
Gomes would have a serious point to prove in England, and as with many South American stars, there may be a settling period.
The attacker would be a useful addition to the squad, however. Forest have Gibbs-White and Jesse Lingard right now but options would be useful.
Steve Cooper has reiterated his desire to get more players in and perhaps another attacker would be ideal.
Rumour rating: 5/10 – We can’t really give this line any higher on the basis of us not knowing him very well.
With Madrid previously linked, it’s clear he’s got something but in the short-term, the jury could remain out.