Journalist Jacque Talbot claims that Renan Lodi is keen to stay at Nottingham Forest but doesn’t think the club will activate his buy clause this month. The Brazilian joined the club from Atletico Madrid in the summer, with a permanent fee of £25 million already agreed between the clubs.

Lodi signed on a season-long loan in August. It was anticipated that he’d compete with Harry Toffolo for a place in Steve Cooper’s team but he’s quickly become established in the left-back role.

Lodi keen Forest
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The 24-year-old has made 15 appearances for Forest during the 2022/23 campaign. His form has kept Toffolo out of the team and the ex-Huddersfield man could now leave the club this month.

Forest will be satisfied with how things are going with Lodi. However, with their Premier League status for next season still uncertain they will hang fire when it comes to making him a permanent addition.

Lodi won the league title with Atletico during the 2021/22 campaign. His arrival was met with glee in August but his first few performances were a little patchy, to say the least.

Now it’s claimed that Lodi does want to remain at the City Ground. He’s keen to force his way back into the Brazil reckoning and is enjoying his time playing in the Premier League.

Lodi keen to stay at Nottingham Forest

It’s perhaps a shame that Forest can’t pick this low-hanging fruit right now. But, with the Reds still involved in a pretty intense relegation, they have to remain sensible with this.

Lodi has been brilliant in recent weeks. Since the World Cup, he’s really kicked on as a player and has become integral to the fortunes of Forest as they climb the Premier League table.

Lodi keen Forest
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At £25 million, Lodi will represent a real steal if they do stay in the Premier League. He’s at a nice age, has played for Brazil before and should improve in the coming years too.

Forest have signed a magnificent player in Lodi. He’s kicking on all the time and as soon as the Reds have managed to stave off the threat of relegation, they’d be wise to pay the fee to Atletico.

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