Gustavo Scarpa is heading to England to finally sign for Nottingham Forest. The flamboyant player will cost the Reds nothing and he will sign a three-and-a-half-year contract worth £30,000-a-week.

The 28-year-old will sign for the club after his contract with Palmeiras expired. He leaves the Brazilian club on a high, just weeks after he helped them claim the league title with some blistering displays.

Scarpa almost signed for Forest during the January transfer window. Instead, he remained loyal to the club who have stayed loyal to him and opted to stay in Brazil until his contract expired.

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Now, Konstantinos Lianos who writes for The Sun has issued some details on the finer negotiations of the deal. Given that he’s out of contract, he naturally won’t cost a fee and his wages seem reasonable too.

Scarpa was in magnificent form during the 2022 campaign. He scored 13 goals and laud on a further 15 goals by creating assists and also managed to make 60 appearances for Palmeiras.

One major plus to this signing is the player’s versatility. He can play anywhere across the front three or in the hole behind the strikers as a number 10.

Having a forward that is predominantly left-footed will help Steve Cooper’s attack considerably. Scarpa has a wand of a left foot, according to Brazilian football expert Tim Vickery.

Scarpa to sign for Forest

It will be interesting to see what level of impact the player can have this season. He will need to get up to speed and will probably need a pre-season given that the Brazilian division only finished in November.

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The player should be capable of playing some part. It’s fair to say, however, that he might not be ready to play until at least the FA Cup game at Blackpool during the second weekend of January.

Scarpa is capable of chipping in with goals and assists. Plenty of South Americans have enjoyed success in the Premier League and Forest will now be hoping that their new player can hit it off too.

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