Nottingham Forest are on the verge of signing Iran international Karim Ansarifard, according to The Nottingham Post.
This would be another signing amongst a long list that The Reds have made over the summer, but may be one of the most important.
The Iranian has been released from his contract at Olympiacos, in similar circumstances to Panagiotis Tachtsidis, who was signed as a free agent last week, after also being released from the Greek club.
This is something that we may see more often, as Evangelos Marinakis is the owner of both clubs, therefore, if he sees a flaw with one club, he can effectively bring in a new man outside of the transfer window.
However, the strange thing about the Tachtsidis signing was that manager Aitor Karanka already has a litany of defensive midfielders to chose from, not to mention the fact that The Reds went on to sign free agent Claudio Yacob, another midfield free agent.
This signing of Ansarifard makes much more sense. The club need a striker, so have acted accordingly. New signing Lewis Grabban is seriously struggling for form, which has seen 35-year-old Daryl Murphy start ahead of him in the past three games. Both seem to be giving Karanka a problem, therefore it was a wise choice to bring someone new in.
Forest currently sit in fourteenth in the Championship table, only managing one win from their opening six matches. Ansarifard could be the perfect answer to The Reds’ problems.