Nottingham Forest have signed Gustavo Scarpa and Danilo during the January transfer window. The duo have arrived from Palmeiras and they’ve already showcased that they can take the Reds to the next level.

Gone are the days when Forest would get linked to below-par players and Cauley Woodrow every window! Nothing against Woodrow but times have changed for the better.

Now, Forest are pursuing proven players and Brazilian wonderkids. Danilo arrived at the City Ground having almost signed for Arsenal in the summer; whilst Manchester United have courted Scarpa previously.

Scarpa Danilo next level
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Now the duo are in place at Forest and yesterday they played alongside each other in the Garibaldi for the first time. Both players came on as substitutes during the clash and did very well.

Signing the two Brazilian players during the same transfer window could be a masterstroke. Danilo and Scarpa have Renan Lodi to lean on and it should help both players settle.

In the case of Forest’s new Brazilian stars, they are born winners. Both players arrive in the East Midlands having helped Palmeiras win the Brazilian title at a canter and that can only bode well.

The transition to the Premier League will be a challenge, that’s only natural. One thing that Brazilian stars don’t lack, however, is confidence and naturally, that can only be a good thing for Forest.

Forest duo Scarpa and Danilo can take the Reds to the next level

Signing Danilo and Scarpa implies that Forest aren’t in the Premier League to mess around. Staying in the Premier League will be a real challenge this season but if survival is secured, there is hope they can genuinely kick on.

Yesterday, Danilo made his debut. He was composed, looked assured on the ball and worked tirelessly hard in the middle of the park after replacing Ryan Yates who felt unwell.

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Scarpa has now played five times for the Reds and always looks willing to make something happen. That is a very useful trait to have and he looks versatile enough to operate in a number of positions.

Only time will tell whether or not the pair will be successful at Forest. Their success at Palmeiras indicates they are capable performers and that can only help the Reds in their quest to reach the next level.

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