TalkSPORT have claimed that Nottingham Forest will pay just £2 million to sign Atletico Madrid star Felipe. The experienced performer will now travel to England to complete a deadline-day deal.

Forest have been desperate to sign a central defender this month. Steve Cooper has shuffled his centre-backs frequently this season and he wants a commanding enforcer.

Forest pay £2m Felipe
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The Reds now look to have got their man. They are signing the 33-year-old ahead of Bayer Leverkusen, with Bayer Leverkusen 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 made 113 appearances for Los Rojiblancos.

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.

TalkSPORT claim Forest are paying £2m for Felipe

The wheels should now roll on this deal. With a £2m fee agreed upon between the two parties, the player can now fly over to England to sign a contract with Forest.

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.

Forest pay £2m Felipe
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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.

Felipe collected a cool £77,000-a-week during his time with Atletico. Now, he will swap the Madrid-based giants for an opportunity to play Premier League football with Forest.

This signing might not be game-changing as such. Felipe will provide invaluable experience, however, and at this stage of the season that could be massive.

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