Nottingham Forest are in talks to bring Facundo Ferreyra to the City Ground.
That’s according to a claim made by Cesar Luis Merlo, with the South American journalist revealing in a post on Twitter that Forest have entered into negotiations with the 30-year-old centre-forward, who left LaLiga side Celta de Vigo earlier this summer.
Luis Merlo continued by stating that both parties are keen to find a quick resolution to the discussions, however, an agreement regarding the terms of the player’s contract is not close to being reached at present.
In his tweet, the journalist said: “Facundo Ferreyra is in negotiations with Nottingham Forest of the second division of England. Both parties welcome the opportunity, but the deal is not yet close to being closed.”
Considering how hard Forest pushed to bring a new centre-forward into the club during the closing stages of the summer transfer window, seeing moves for Josh Maja, Yuma Suzuki and M’Bala Nzola all fall through, should the Reds go on to secure the signing of Ferreyra on a free transfer it would undoubtedly be a major coup for the Championship side.
While the striker did not enjoy much game time with Celta de Vigo last term, starting just two LaLiga games over the course of the season, the 30-year-old has nevertheless proven in his career that he is a forward who boasts a clear eye for goal.
Indeed, during his time with Ukrainian side Shakhtar Donetsk, the £1.8m-rated man enjoyed two remarkable campaigns, scoring 19 goals and providing two assists over 25 appearances in the Premier Liga and Europa League back in 2016/17, as well as bagging 30 goals and five assists over 42 appearances in the Premier Liga, Champions League, Ukrainian Cup and Ukrainian Super Cup in 2017/18.
As such, should the player Peter Beardsley once dubbed an “outstanding” talent go on to agree a switch to Forest, and subsequently be able to refind this form in the Championship, it would undoubtedly provide Chris Hughton’s side with a huge boost to their chances of getting off of the foot of the second tier table, and subsequently help them mount a push towards the top half of the league.