Nottingham Forest sent scouts to watch a Champions League match on Tuesday night. It would appear that the Reds are leaving no stone unturned in their quest to sign new players in the summer.

Forest added 23 players during the summer of 2022. In addition to that, they bolstered their squad to the tune of seven more players once the January window opened.

Forest sent scouts Champions League
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With the summer on the horizon, Forest are still unsure what division they will be in next season. Naturally, the recruitment team will likely compile two different lists preparing for every eventuality.

On Tuesday night, Portuguese outlet A Bola claims that Forest were in attendance as Porto took on Inter. The Portuguese outfit departed the competition 1-0 on aggregate after a goalless draw.

It’s hard to imagine who the Reds were there to watch. January target Roberto Gagliardini was in the Inter squad but he remained on the bench during the pretty drab draw.

Forest have signed several players from Portuguese outfits in the past. Some have proved successful but plenty of others have flattered to deceive in English football.

The Reds will have lofty ambitions if they remain in the Premier League. If they drop back into the Championship it’s unlikely that they will be signing anyone from the two clubs on show during Tuesday’s game.

Forest sent scouts to watch Champions League match

The recruitment at Forest has often provided a topic of discussion. In recent years, some of it has been fantastic whereas plenty of other players have failed to make their mark.

Forest sent scouts Champions League
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Porto and Inter wasn’t a Champions League classic by any means. There were, however, several top players on show and perhaps Forest were eyeing an ambitious target.

The Reds have work to do on the pitch before they can think about signing players next summer. After Tuesday night, it will be interesting to see if any Porto or Inter players feature on the shortlist.

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