Palmeiras expert Michael Barbosa has told the Red Side of the Trent podcast that Gustavo Scarpa can be a Nottingham Forest success.

The 28-year-old is set to join Forest when the January transfer window after signing a pre-contract in the summer.

Scarpa has just helped Palmeiras win the league title and he also claimed the Golden Ball as the division’s best player.

The versatile performer scored 13 goals and claimed 15 assists as Palmeiras enjoyed a remarkable season.

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It was the coming of age campaign from Scarpa’s perspective and Barbosa has been offering insight on what fans can expect.

He was quizzed over how he sees him performing at Premier League level and what Forest fans can expect.

Barbosa is an expert on all things Palmeiras and he told the Red Side of the Trent podcast: “I have no doubt that he has the technical ability to be a success in England.

“He’s a really amazing player but the physicality could be a problem.

“Scarpa isn’t the most physical player you will ever see and he might need some time to get used to that.

“I genuinely do think Forest are getting the very best version of Scarpa though.”

Scarpa can be a Forest success, according to expert

It certainly looks as though the Brazilian could be a very exciting addition to the Forest ranks when he does check-in.

He can play in a number of positions and at 28 he should arrive at the City Ground in his prime.

As with any foreign import, there will always be question marks over his physicality. The Brazilian league isn’t the softest though and he should be capable of adapting.

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Scarpa has a wand of a left foot and looks more than capable of weighing in with his fair share of goals and assists.

It will be interesting to see what Steve Cooper has planned for the Brazilian forward.

Another attacking option certainly won’t be frowned upon though and Scarpa will provide some competition for the squad.

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