During this time in the off-season, all football fans are interested in is which new players their club will sign.
This summer, the World Cup in Russia will take some of the focus away, but for the most part, the fanbases of Nottingham Forest and co will regular check online to see if an announcement has been made.
On Monday, the Championship outfit did make an announcement, but it was not what the supporters were hoping for.
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Forest confirmed on their official website that the club will take on Premier League side Bournemouth at the City Ground in a pre-season friendly on July 28.
While that is positive news with regards to the campaign ahead, it was not enough to excite the fans, who are eager for some fresh faces to come through the welcome gates.
According to BBC Radio Nottingham, Forest are in advanced talks to sign Benfica midfielder Joao Carvalho, while his teammate Diogo Goncalves is also believed to be wanted by the Championship outfit.
When the club confirmed the pre-season encounter with Bournemouth, most fans were frustrated that it was not an announcement regarding the Portuguese pair.
“Notification from Nottingham Forest FC…”
“…Cherries to visit” pic.twitter.com/CGJfmedmn6
— Peter (@PeterLawsonn) June 11, 2018
show me some portuguese lads
— josh (@_smithy37) June 11, 2018
Starting to announce things I see
— Kieran (@KieranNFFC29) June 11, 2018
Not bad but its not NEW SIGNINGS
— ??? (@Bvsnffcsg01) June 11, 2018
Don’t tweet again until you announce Goncalves and Carvalho.
— Uncle (@fawaz_aIhasawiI) June 11, 2018
— duncan (@calmcarvalho) June 11, 2018