Nottingham Forest are reportedly closing in on the signing of Switzerland and Atalanta midfielder Remo Freuler as their busy summer continues.
The Lowdown: Strong Frueler links
On Thursday, Forest were strongly linked with a move for Freuler, with a report stating that they were in ‘talks’ with the 30-year-old midfielder over a move.
Now, it looks as though the transfer is only a matter of time, following a fresh claim from Italy.
The Latest: Move set to happen
The Reds have raised their offer to €10million (£8.4m), which Atalanta are willing to accept, meaning the move is now ‘around the corner’.
The Verdict: Another good signing
Much like the earlier capture of Jesse Lingard, Freuler is a hugely experienced figure who should add quality and authority to the team, having won 46 caps for Switzerland and racking up 202 Serie A appearances in total.
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A tenacious midfield presence, the Swiss ace averaged 2.4 tackles per game in the league last season, and he could be an ideal foil for more expansive players such as Lewis O’Brien and Jesse Lingard, as well as Morgan Gibbs-White and Houssem Aouar, should they join as has been mooted.
Forest feel absolutely primed for an assault on the Premier League after such an encouraging summer and signings of Freuler’s ilk would be the cherry on top as the new campaign gets underway.
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