Nottingham Forest are not currently in active talks to sign Manchester City wonderkid Carlos Borges. The Reds have been linked with a move to sign the forward this summer.
According to The Athletic, although he features on the list of Forest, talks are not currently underway. The player is thought to be available for transfer this summer despite how highly rated he is.
Borges was flying for the City Under-21s last season. He scored 21 goals in 33 appearances in all competitions and also claimed an astonishing 18 assists across the course of the campaign.
The 19-year-old is likely to cost around £10 million to any potential suitor this summer. City are uncertain at this stage what to do with him; although it seems highly unlikely he will play much in their senior ranks.
Borges has earned rave reviews for his performances in the under-21 ranks at City. Last season he was named the Premier League 2 Player of the Year, with City romping to the league title.
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Forest are looking to bolster their squad this summer. They will have to cut their cloth accordingly and the beauty of landing Borges is that he wouldn’t need registering as part of the 25-man squad.
Forest not currently in active talks to sign City starlet Borges
As the Reds ponder whether to enter talks, other clubs will be sniffing around this one. As a result, Forest simply have to start entering some discussions with the champions over Borges.
At £10 million, the player could represent a sound investment. Much like Morgan Gibbs-White last summer, Borges’ stock could rise significantly if he was to check in at the City Ground.
The player is capable of gliding past opposition players and typically operates out on the left flank. Right now, Forest aren’t blessed with many stars who can play there and he’d be a quality addition.
Borges could thrive under Steve Cooper’s win over the next few years. With that in mind, Forest must act and get this deal over the line before other teams try to turn the player’s head.