The lowdown: Career so far
A product of the youth system at the Estadio Jose Alvalade, the Portugal youth international moved to Monaco as a teenager before making the permanent switch to Wolves in 2018 following a successful loan spell at the then-Championship outfit.
The 23-year-old has since spent time at Olympiacos and Famalicao whilst also making 70 first-team appearances for the Old Gold.
The latest: ‘Already shown interest’
It’s also claimed that Turkish Super Lig outfit Fenerbahce are keen on signing Vinagre this summer, although a return to England is the ‘most attractive solution’ for the player, which could with in Forest’s favour.
Valued at £4.5m and under contract until 2026 (Transfermarkt), the report makes no mention of a potential fee required to sign the man once hailed as ‘special’ by his former Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo.
Would Vinagre be a good coup for Forest?
The verdict: Tailor-made
Equally adept as a conventional left-back and as a left-sided midfielder, Vinagre seems the ideal candidate to fit into Steve Cooper’s wing-back system at the City Ground and could be the perfect follow-up to the arrival of French defender Giulian Biancone from Troyes.
Last season, the Portuguese starlet – who has won five trophies to date including the European Under-17 Championships – made 18 appearances across all competitions for Sporting, providing two assists whilst predominantly operating as a left winger.
At the right price for a player with 35 Premier League outings under his belt, this is a move which would make an abundance of sense for Forest, with the unoccupied left-back position currently providing a major headache for Cooper.
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