Felipe has passed his medical with Nottingham Forest, according to Sky Sports. The Atletico Madrid player flew to England today and pen a deal with the Reds.
Forest have been desperate to sign a central defender this month. Steve Cooper hasn’t appeared overly convinced by any of his options this season, with Joe Worrall and Willy Boly currently in possession of the shirts.
The Reds now look to have got their man. They are signing the 33-year-old ahead of Bayer Leverkusen, with Xabi Alonso making a late move to try and sign the La Liga title-winning defender.
Felipe has been with Atletico since 2019 when he checked in from Porto. He’s been a loyal servant to Diego Simeone and has excelled with Atletico.
The defender has experience playing in the Champions League. Prior to signing for Atletico, he was instrumental in Portugal, playing 142 times for Porto and scoring 11 goals.
Felipe has passed Forest medical
This one is now close to completion. With the medical now completed, the club will surely be announcing things soon.
Felipe is getting towards the end of his career but his experience could be vital. He’s a born-winner and has also played twice for Brazil during a pretty colourful career.
Furthermore, the defender will enhance Forest’s contingent of Brazilian stars. Gustavo Scarpa and Danilo have signed this month and Felipe played with Renan Lodi at Wanda Metropolitano.
Sky Sports have had their finger on the pulse with this one all day and now an announcement looks imminent.