Nottingham Forest could now miss out on the signing of Brazilian winger Willian. Plenty of reports emerged yesterday linking the Reds with a move to sign the player who left Fulham last month.

Now, according to journalist Bruno Andrade, the Cottagers might have come back to the table. Willian had already rejected one deal with the West Londoners but now things are progressing again.

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The winger was at Fulham last season and he performed tremendously well. He scored five goals and registered six assists from 30 appearances, including a wonderful goal against Forest.

Now, he’s a free agent and he can transfer to a new club without a fee. Fulham had seen a contract offer to Willian rejected but now, they might be back in business with the player keen to stay in London.

There were plenty of contrasting reports yesterday. In the evening, it was claimed that Willian was at Forest for a medical; although those notions were quickly dismissed.

The 34-year-old has bags of experience in the Premier League. He’s won two Premier League titles and the Europa League with the Blues and he’s definitely a natural-born winner.

His time with Arsenal saw him play 37 games and claim seven assists. Still, his time at the Emirates Stadium certainly wasn’t quite as successful as it was when he was a Stamford Bridge star.

Fulham boss Marco Silva is a huge fan of the forward. Last season, he called him ‘world-class’ following one of his typically energetic and lively performances for the Cottagers.

Forest could miss out on Willian

Plenty of supporters remain on the fence with this one. As a result, it perhaps wouldn’t be the end of the world if Fulham won the race to re-sign the player who walked away from them last month.

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Willian would do a job in the Forest team. It’s talked that he might get a two-year contract, with other reports claiming that he may do a year at Forest and then finish his career with Olympiacos.

The player can operate in a number of positions. At Fulham, he largely played on the left but ultimately he did play on the right on some occasions; whilst he’s played through the middle during his career too.

If Steve Cooper wants Willian then so be it. However, this would be a short-term fix and it would hardly be deemed catastrophic if the player did return to Fulham.

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