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Nottingham Forest reportedly agree pre-contract for Gustavo Scarpa

Nottingham Forest have reportedly agreed a pre-contract to sign Palmeiras midfielder Gustavo Scarpa.

What’s the news?

According to presenter Benjamin Back in a recent tweet to his 1.2 million Twitter followers (via Nottingham Post), the midfielder has agreed to join Steve Cooper’s side in January once his current contract at Palmeiras expires at the end of December.

Having spent his entire career in Brazil, the 28-year-old has made a combined total of 298 appearances for Palmeiras and his previous club Fluminense. In that time, the midfielder has scored 48 goals and delivered 69 assists along the way, highlighting his attacking and creative talents.

Cooper would love him

In 15 league appearances during the current Brazilian top-flight campaign, Scarpa has found the net three times and supplied five assists for his team-mates.

Interestingly, in those 15 matches, the Brazilian has been deployed in numerous attacking and midfield positions, highlighting just how versatile he is.

To further highlight his attacking talent, no other player at Palmeiras has taken as many shots at goal (54) or delivered as many crosses (130) as Scarpa. This backs up why journalist Bruno Marinho described the Brazilian’s reported move to Forest on Twitter as a “special” one.

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Taking all this into account, it’s safe to say the Palmeiras ace – who is currently valued at £8.1m by Transfermarkt – is a talented attacking player who Cooper would surely love to have in his team.

Bearing in mind how Forest have already brought in some new faces this summer such as Taiwo Awoniyi, Omar Richards and Neco Williams among others, seeing the club secure this reported pre-contract for the 28-year-old is surely another sign that they are eager to strengthen their squad as much as possible.

Should Forest find themselves having a tough start to their Premier League campaign, Scarpa’s arrival in January could give them an extra spark in the team and help them to have a successful season.

If these claims turn out to be true and the player ends up wearing a Forest shirt in January, the best thing he can do would be to end his time in Brazil on a high with Palmeiras and hope that he can hit the ground running in Cooper’s ranks in 2023.

AND in other news: Paul Taylor claims Nottingham Forest in talks to sign “very special” 23y/o, Cooper needs him

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