Nottingham Forest hopeful of breakthrough in Karim Ansarifard deal

Nottingham Forest hopeful of breakthrough in Karim Ansarifard deal

Nottingham Forest were dumped out of the League Cup by local rivals Burton Albion on Tuesday and subsequently putting the pressure on Aitor Karanka.

The Tricky Trees were poor on the night and the manager made his feelings clear about the performance, demanding an immediate improvement when they meet Championship leaders Sheffield United on Saturday.

Forest are currently sitting in seventh place, however, they remain two points off of a playoff spot, but they could be in for some good news this week.

According to a report by The Daily Mail, Nottingham Forest finally hope to gain clearance on a work permit for Karim Ansarifard this week.

The City Ground outfit have been trying to sign the Iran international striker after he left Olympiacos in the summer, but had been rebuffed because of regulations.

The Verdict:

The Ansarifard saga has been going on for so long now, and although it appears Nottingham Forest could be a step closer, it remains to be seen if he is given the work permit to play.

The striker, should he be able to join up with the Tricky Trees, would be a welcomed boost for Karanka and his side, as the 28-year-old has shown he knows how to find the back of the net on a consistent basis.

The Iranian scored 18 times in 34 games for the Greek side last season, as well as netting a penalty against Portugal in this summer’s World Cup tournament, and his goals could be the difference between the club achieving a playoff spot or remaining in the Championship.

Nottingham Forest fans – thoughts?

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