Nottingham Forest are one of the favourites for promotion having splashed the cash and made the most of the loan system.
Forest have impressed throughout pre-season both on the transfer front and in friendlies, so the signs are definitely positive for Aitor Karanka. Although, enjoying a strong start to the campaign is vital as this will allow them to gain some momentum in what will be a long, hard season.
Forest have been one of the big-spenders in the Championship so far this summer, which will fill supporters with confidence after a dull campaign last time out. Interestingly, Luke Steele became Nottingham Forest’s 11th summer signing, but the summer splurge won’t stop there as Karanka could still do with another couple of stars in his side.
Therefore, Karanka must bring these TWO stars to Nottingham Forest’s promotion quest ASAP…
Sam Byram hasn’t enjoyed the best of times at the London Stadium having stagnated behind the scenes in recent years, so a move away from the English capital may be in the offing this summer.
Indeed, Nottingham Forest have been linked with a move for the Englishman, with the right-back position being a weakness at this moment in time due to a lack of depth.
There’s no doubt that the former Leeds United defender can perform to a high standard in the Championship having displayed his qualities earlier on in his career. So, Karanka shouldn’t hesitate to splash the cash once again.
Cristhian Stuani enjoyed a successful time of things under Aitor Karanka at the Riverside, so a reunion may be on the cards at some point this summer.
Nottingham Forest have already added Lewis Grabban to their ranks this summer but they could do with another prolific striker at the City Ground. And, it’s fair to say that the Argentine’s goalscoring record in recent years isn’t the worst, scoring 22 goals in the last campaign.