It’s believed that no fewer than seven clubs are alongside Nottingham Forest in the race to sign Renan Lodi. This summer, clubs will compete to try and land the 25-year-old permanently from Atletico Madrid.
According to Mundo Deportivo, Los Rojiblancos are hopeful of cashing in on Lodi this summer. Now, it’s claimed that several clubs are interested in signing the man who starred for the Reds during 2022/23.
Over the weekend, it was claimed that Benfica were in talks with Atletico over signing the left-back. Now, it’s believed that Corinthians, Santos, Palmeiras, Flamengo and Atletico Paranense are providing interest from Brazil.
Lodi would probably prefer to stay in Europe given his age. He’s also keen to play in the Champions League once again but it’s suggested in this latest report that a return to Brazil isn’t off the cards.
Football Transfers believe that Newcastle are keen to sign the player who is valued at around £25 million. However, it’s thought that such a deal would be unlikely to happen during the summer.
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Forest are also loitering at the forefront of this particular deal. The Reds would dearly love to sign Lodi on a permanent basis but they want to negotiate a cheaper price and would need the player’s family to change their desire not to move to England.
Seven clubs competing with Forest to sign Lodi
This doesn’t look like a race that Forest can win at this stage. The player’s family don’t appear keen to want to move to England and perhaps the Reds should start preparing a contingency plan.
Lodi, 25, would be a wonderful signing for someone this summer. He’s proven in the top division in two European countries and during 2022/23, he made 32 appearances for the Reds.
Forest saw the good and the bad of Lodi in fairness. When he first signed he took some time to get to grips with England but after the World Cup, he really started to showcase his quality.
The Reds are left short in a crucial position with Lodi now looking unlikely to pen a permanent deal at the club. As a result, the club must act and hope they can get someone else in place before the season gets underway.