Nottingham Forest are not planning to sign Renan Lodi on a permanent basis, according to Estadio Deportivo. The Reds signed the Brazilian on loan in August and he’s become a mainstay in Steve Cooper’s team.

Forest agreed to take the 24-year-old on a season-long loan back during the summer transfer window. As part of the deal, a fee of £25 million was also agreed upon as a clause.

However, reports now claim that the Reds aren’t looking to sign the Atletico Madrid man permanently. Yesterday, however, another report claimed that the club might look to negotiate a cheaper price.

Forest planning Lodi
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Forest may have to cut their cloth accordingly during the summer. Financial Fair Play is lurking in the background and Evangelos Marinakis may source a cheaper option at left-back.

The caveat here is that Atletico have no desire to keep Lodi. They are desperate to raise funds for their own recruitment drive in the summer and want to cash in on the defender.

Forest have to start winning games. They currently sit 16th in the Premier League and have slipped alarmingly close to the relegation zone after six games with a victory.

Lodi has been a huge part of the Forest team this season. He’s looked every since like a Premier League player and it will be a shame if the Reds let him go elsewhere. Report

Forest not planning to sign Lodi

Newcastle have also been linked with a move for the Forest man. Their project will likely be attractive to lots of players in the summer and they could turn to the Atletico man.

The Reds will need another left-back if they stay in the Premier League. Harry Toffolo is nothing more than a backup option, whilst Omar Richards hasn’t played this season through injury.

Forest planning Lodi
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Lodi would represent decent value for money. At £25 million the Reds would be getting themselves a Brazil international and a player who has lots of top flight experience at 24-years-old.

There looks like there is plenty more twists and turns with this one. Before Forest can even think about choosing not to sign Lodi, they must ensure they’re still a Premier League club next season.

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