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Nottingham Forest: Reds pushing to sign Renan Lodi

Nottingham Forest: Reds pushing to sign Renan Lodi -Nottingham Forest Transfer Rumours

Nottingham Forest are pushing to sign Atletico Madrid left-back Renan Lodi on loan this summer, reports transfer window expert Fabrizio Romano.

The Lowdown: Fantastic season

The 24-year-old enjoyed a brilliant campaign under Diego Simeone last season after playing a pivotal role in the side’s domestic and continental competition runs.

The Brazil international played in all of Atletico’s Champions League games, helping the team reach the quarter-finals, in which they were knocked out by Premier League winners Manchester City.

In 29 La Liga appearances, Lodi produced two goals and three assists, cementing himself as an important player for Simeone – whether that be as part of the starting XI or coming off the bench as a substitute.

The Latest: Forest’s interest

After news emerged linking Lodi with a move to Forest, Romano has now shared an update on the progress of a potential deal.

Taking to Twitter, the reliable journalist claimed:

“Nottingham Forest are pushing to sign Renan Lodi on loan from Atletico Madrid. €5m loan fee offered, also buy option could be included – around €30m. #NFFC

“Talks still ongoing on clubs and player side, but Forest are pushing after Atletico changed their position on LB.”

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The Verdict: Huge signing

Given Lodi has been considered by the likes of Man City this summer, his arrival at the City Ground would demonstrate a huge change in Forest’s pulling power in the transfer market, having emerged as a big spender as a new Premier League side.

According to FBRef, compared with positional peers across Europe over the past year, the left-back ranks in the 98th percentile for progressive passes received, in the 95th percentile for non-penalty goals and in the 92nd percentile for assists, providing major creative influence from the flank.

The Brazil international, who has been dubbed a ‘hero’ by journalist Sam Leveridge, would make an incredible addition for Steve Cooper’s squad, with Champions League experience an obvious standout on the player’s CV.

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