Nottingham Forest have switched their attention to Santos wonderkid Deivid Washington as they bid to sign another striker this summer. The Reds have been forced to act as their attempt to sign Matheus Nascimento look to be flailing somewhat.

According to journalist Lucas Pedrosa, the Reds have now moved on to another Brazilian gem. The Reds appear hellbent on signing players from South America this summer, to bolster a healthy contingent of Brazilians.

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Washinton is only 18-years-old and he’s a product of the Santos youth academy. That alone should highlight his quality, with many players emerging through those ranks down the years.

The striker can also operate on the left wing if needed to do so. He’s scored six times in 21 appearances for Santos this season and looks like becoming a future star.

Nobody really knows what’s happening with Nascimento. Several reports have made contradicting claims and it does look like a tricky deal to complete.

With that in mind, Forest look to have moved on. The Reds aren’t the only club linked with Washington and Monaco are also in the mix to sign him this summer.

Forest eye move for Washington from Santos

At 18-years-old, it would be a bit of a risk for Forest to sign Washington. Although he’s a burgeoning talent, Forest could do with a striker with a little more senior football to his name.

The player could prove to be a useful signing for the future. Right now, he’s very young, quite raw and ultimately he needs game time to continue his development.

Forest will likely start the campaign with Taiwo Awoniyi as their number-one striker. As a result, any player who does check-in will need to be capable of providing useful backup to him.

Forest Washington
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Rumour rating: 4/10 – We’re just not sure about this one. Okay, signing Brazilian wonderkids is great but Washington doesn’t really feel like the right signing at this time.

The Reds will definitely be trying to add another forward or two to their ranks. Washington would be an exciting signing for the future but Forest shouldn’t pin their ambitions completely on the youngster next season.