Nottingham Forest are edging closer to an agreement with Santos for the signing of wonderkid Angelo Gabriel. According to TNT Sports in Brazil, talks are now at an advanced stage between the clubs.
The Reds have added Chris Wood to their attacking ranks during the January window so far. Now, Steve Cooper is after a different type of forward player and one that can provide a bit of pace.
Forest have become accustomed to signing Brazilians. Danilo has been added to the ranks this month, with Gustavo Scarpa and Renan Lodi also flying the South American flag on Trentside.
Angelo is regarded as a wonderkid in Brazil. He’s been compared to Neymar and Pele in the past and has also been linked with a host of clubs following some fine form for Santos.
The 18-year-old is backed for a bright future in the professional game and he’s made over 100 appearances already. During the 2022 campaign, he registered eight assists and scored twice in the Brazilian top flight.
It would be quite something if the Reds could get this deal over the line. Angelo can play anywhere across a front three and perhaps that makes him ideal for Cooper’s 4-3-3 system.
Forest edging closer to Angelo deal
The Reds look set for a busy and frantic end to the January transfer window. A new goalkeeper, central defender and forward could all be added before the 11pm deadline on Tuesday.
Angelo would definitely be an exciting addition. He’s young, raw and could be worth an absolute fortune in the future if he performs to a top level at the City Ground.
Forest are definitely in need of another forward. They have Taiwo Awoniyi injured, whilst Cooper doesn’t seem overly convinced by Emmanuel Dennis or Sam Surridge to give them an extended run in the team.
As a result, signing Santos makes a lot of sense. He would have an immediate chance to stake a claim for a place in the team and he could thrive among the creative talent at Forest.