MLS journalist Laurel Pfahler has claimed that Nottingham Forest have walked away from a deal to sign FC Cincinnati forward Brenner. The Reds had been keen on a deal but now movement looks unlikely before tonight’s deadline.
The Brazilian was wanted to enhance Steve Cooper’s attacking options. Forest have signed Chris Wood this month but a different type of forward is now being sought.
Brenner enjoyed an amazing season in the MLS during 2021/22. He bagged 18 goals and registered six assists, prompting several European clubs to run the rule over him.
Now a deal looks to be off the table. It’s thought that FC Cincinnati were playing hardball with the valuation of their player and Forest can’t afford to play games with the clock ticking.
This will be a real blow for the 23-year-old player. He has been training on his own in a bid to force a move to the City Ground, with the coaches also giving the green light to the deal.
Brenner signed for Cincinnati from Sao Paulo in 2021. He’s become one of the top players in the MLS since checking in and it’s a shame that Forest felt the goalposts kept moving with this one.
Forest have walked away from Brenner deal
This is a real shame. Forest would have welcomed the chance to sign another Brazilian, with three players from the country already in their squad.
Gustavo Scarpa and Danilo have signed this month, with Renan Lodi checking in back in August from Atletico Madrid.
Now, it’s back to the drawing board for Forest. They really can’t finish this transfer window without a forward who has a little bit of pace.
Brenner now looks to be off the table, however. Time will tell whether or not the Reds choose to resurrect this deal in the summer.