Nottingham Forest could have a second chance at signing Angelo Gabriel during the summer, according to UOL Sport. The Reds thought they’d signed the Brazilian wonderkid in January but Santos turned down the final bid of £17 million.
Forest might not be finished yet though. It was claimed at one point that a medical was taking place in Brazil with the clock ticking towards the transfer deadline. Those reports were wide of the mark though, with the club apart in their valuation.
Now, the teenager has informed Santos of his desire to stay with the club until the summer. At that point, it seems likely that he will seek to move to Europe and that could interest Forest once again.
Signing Angelo won’t come easily to Forest. He will have plenty of bigger clubs interested, whilst he won’t come cheap with his current club holding the security of a £65 million release clause.
The talented forward enjoyed a decent campaign during 2022. He scored twice and registered eight assists, with perhaps the most impressive aspect of the player being the fact that he’s already made over 100 appearances.
Forest have quite a contingent of Brazilians. Danilo and Felipe arrived last month, with Gustavo Scarpa and Renan Lodi already in place at the City Ground.
Forest could have second chance to sign Angelo
This would be a good signing if the Reds can get it over the line in the summer. If Forest do secure their Premier League status, it’s likely they will still spend big but the money would go on three or four top-quality players.
Angelo would be a sound investment in the future. He has big shoes to fill having been compared to Pele and Neymar but he would certainly relish a chance to head to the Premier League.
The talented teenager is capable of playing in a number of roles. He can be used as a centre-forward, or on the flanks as an inside forward.
It would appear that the player is happy to stick it out at Santos for now. In the summer, however, it could be a different story and that should help Forest if they fancy a second shot.