Nottingham Forest are signing Gustavo Scarpa from Palmeiras in January and Brazil boss Tite has been heaping praise on the attacker to UOL.

The Reds will add Scarpa to their ranks in January. He is expected to stay at the City Ground and not join Olympiacos as suggested in the summer.

The player is currently helping Palmeiras to another league title and his form during the current campaign has been brilliant.

Scarpa has scored 10 goals and claimed 10 assists, operating as either a number 10 or on the left-flank at various points of the season.

Forest signing Scarpa
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Now, Brazil head coach Tite has been discussing him and it would appear that the Reds are getting themselves a decent player.

He told UOL, via Sport Witness: “Yes, I really like Scarpa. Some time ago I asked about Scarpa’s situation.

“He was called up when he was at Fluminense and has creative ability with mobility. Scarpa is a very good player and has peripheral vision.”

These comments definitely hand Scarpa a little confidence boost ahead of the World Cup.

Having missed out on the latest squad, he might have felt that the ship had sailed when it came to reaching Qatar.

Scarpa will now hope to finish his time at Palmeiras with a flourish and add to his single Brazil cap at the forthcoming World Cup.

Forest signing Scarpa could prove useful

These comments should put Forest supporters at ease, with Brazil’s boss monitoring his situation carefully.

It would seem that he’s a big fan of Scarpa and there is a lot to like about this particular deal.

The attacker could provide the Reds with a decent boost for the second half of the season; with the focus on securing survival.

Forest signing Scarpa
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At 28-years-old, Scarpa should be in the form of his life. With that in mind, Forest could be getting themselves a very decent player.

Naturally, he will have to prove himself in the Premier League. Like plenty of Brazilians have done before, however, he should be capable of producing the goods.

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