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Nottingham Forest: Reds could add two or three signings before transfer deadline

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Nottingham Forest could add two or three new signings before Thursday’s transfer deadline, according to The Telegraph.

The Lowdown: Hectic transfer window

The Tricky Trees have navigated a full-flowing transfer window, having forked out nearly £150m on 17 new additions. Only Chelsea have spent more than the Reds among Premier League clubs this summer.

Furthermore, Steve Cooper is now seemingly on the brink of securing Renan Lodi from Atletico Madrid ahead of a season-long loan, making the Brazilian defender his 18th signing of the summer transfer window.

However, the Forest manager still expects to sign a couple of new additions before deadline day on Thursday.

The Latest: Could still be more to come

According to a report by The Telegraph, Forest could sign a further two or three players before the summer transfer deadline.

Ahead of his team’s Premier League clash against Tottenham earlier today, Cooper reiterated the need for more signings as the Reds look to build a squad that they feel is capable of top-flight survival.

As quoted by The Telegraph, the 42-year-old claimed: “After the first few games it’s been even more important to recognise that we need to give ourselves the best chance to compete every week.

“To do that, you need a good team and a big squad, there’s no doubt about that. We want to be able to compete and if I’m being honest, I’d like us to sign even more players before the window is closed.”

How many more signings do Forest need?

1-2

1-2

3-4

3-4

4+

4+

The Verdict: Risky business

Whilst it is all well and good splashing the cash on revamping the squad, other newly-promoted Premier League sides have done the same in the past – sometimes to no avail.

In 2018, Fulham spent £105.3m in the transfer market and still failed to avoid relegation, finishing the subsequent campaign in 19th place with just 26 points. Meanwhile, Aston Villa spent £144.5m in the summer of 2019 just about managed to survive with 35 points, just one place above the relegation zone.

Will Forest stay in the Premier League?

Yes

Yes

No

No

Illustrating a stark difference in their approach, Brentford spent a meagre £31.1m after being promoted last year. Exceeding expectations, the Bees comfortably remained in the top flight, having gained 46 points and finishing in 13th place.

Therefore, it goes to show that spending big money doesn’t guarantee Premier League survival, so let’s hope that the summer spending spree pays off for Cooper’s team, with the manager facing the task of trying to keep all his new recruits happy by giving them adequate game-time.


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