Nottingham Forest fans seem to be pleased by the the rumours linking them to Benfica duo Diogo Goncalves & Joao Carvalho, who play as a winger and a midfielder, respectively.
The transfer links have been reported by Portuguese newspapers A Bola. The key to the deal appears to be Forest’s newfound relationship with world-renowned agent, Jorge Mendes. Mendes operates in a similar role with Championship champions Wolverhampton Wanderers and his relationship with them was key to the signing of Portuguese stars Ruben Neves and Diogo Jota.
This relationship, and the prospective signing of Portuguese youngsters has led Forest fans into a frenzy, many expecting a similar run in the Championship in the upcoming season. Both are expected to be permanent signings, with the Portuguese starlets expected to be a significant upgrade on the stars already available to Aitor Karanka.
Below is a selection of the best reactions from Forest fans..
New era, got a structure, not in debt, good manager, owner who wants to progress, chairman, director of football. All in all very positive.
— Jim Beckett (@jmjbecks) June 3, 2018
The tension is too much !
— micky Postles (@forestlad60) June 8, 2018
Would be two outstanding signings. Diogo is particularly exciting, had a few opportunities with Benfica last season too & didn't look out of place at all. Creative, quick, takes players on. Very exciting prospect &, from a Benfica perspective, would be disappointing to lose them.
— Alex Goncalves (@Aljeeves10) June 2, 2018
Diogo looks a craking player.
Joao may need a bit of time ? Looks a wonderful creative passer though.
Loans more likely ?
— Grant (@Grantnffc1) June 2, 2018
— Sam (@swzd_) June 8, 2018
— Ray Allen (@Grandpathegrey) June 7, 2018