Nottingham Forest are interested in signing former Wolves left-back Ruben Vinagre this summer, according to a new transfer rumour.
The Lowdown: Forest not done yet
The Reds are now less than two weeks away from their return to the Premier League, in what is a hugely exciting time for the club.
Steve Cooper has enjoyed an excellent summer transfer window to date, bringing in a host of players, and it seems likely that more business will still be conducted.
Omar Richards and Harry Toffolo have both come in at left-back, but it appears as though they are looking at another player in that area.
The Latest: Forest eye up Vinagre move
According to O Jogo [via Sport Witness], Forest are interested in signing Vinagre on loan for the 2022/23 season, having recently completed a permanent move to Sporting Lisbon following his loan spell from Wolves.
It is seen as an ‘interesting possibility to complete the deal’, and the player himself sees England as a ‘good chance’ in his career, while his club are reportedly open to allowing him to depart on loan for the upcoming campaign.
The Verdict: Too many left-backs?
While Vinagre is a good left-back who did well at Wolves – he made 70 appearances overall and 35 in the Premier League, while also being described as a “special” player by his former boss Nuno Espirito Santo – it does feel like potential overkill in that position if he also joins Forest this summer.
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Although Richards is currently out injured for a stint, Toffolo has arrived from Huddersfield Town and should be a competent first-choice option at the start of the season, having impressed in the Championship last term.
If Vinagre does join on loan, it certainly wouldn’t be a big issue for Forest, but it is hard to see how Cooper would be able to keep each of him, Richards and Toffolo happy.
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