Premier League: Newly promoted Nottingham Forest’s impressive transfer window

An ambitious promoter. It’s how we were able to qualify Nottingham Forest into the elite of English football again after a 23-year absence on the other side of the English Channel. But it’s not just any club in Her Majesty’s Kingdom as we’re still talking about a two-time Champions League winner (1979, 1980). After such a long wait, the team from central England want to remain in the Premier League. Management knows that he inevitably went through an important transfer window. The least we can say is that Forest have put their hands in their pockets since the transfer market opened this summer and have already spent close to €95m.

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An already very expensive transfer window

If the €118m transfer window allotted by owner Evangelos Marinakis is any valuable help, the modest sum of €190m earmarked for winning the English football antechamber play-offs last year is too a lot. The Tricky Trees have so far covered the checkbook for Taiwo Awoniyi (€20.5m), Neco Williams (€20m), Orel Mangala (€13m), Moussa Niakhate (€10m), Giulian Biancone (10 €m), Omar Richards (€8.5m), Lewis O’Brien (€5.9m), Harry Taffolo (€5.9m) and Brandon Aguilera (€950,000, until the end of the season at Alajuelense borrowed). Not to mention the free signings of Jesse Lingard and Wayne Hennessey, as well as Dean Henderson’s loan from Manchester United. That’s no less than 12 arrivals.

Looking at these movements in detail, Nottingham Forest’s transfer window is interesting and coherent, with two good goalkeepers (one confirmed, already familiar with the PL and another very experienced), defensive reinforcements in all positions, a renowned midfielder in D2 for the compression midfield, a creator (which this team lacked in particular) and a goalscorer who has had a good season in the Bundesliga but has to confirm that he can win in PL. “Internally, this is not a surprise, we were prepared for it (the many changes, editor’s note). Attracting players isn’t always easy as we learn over time. But inside we’re all calm, we’re very happy with what we’ve done so far.”Most recently, he greeted the Forest coach.

Nottingham, which missed out on a return to the Premier League, will be on the mend

However, who says many arrivals says adjustment time, as Steve Cooper’s workforce has gone through many changes. The Welsh technician knows the task will be difficult and that stacking players is not enough to achieve great things. It’s not his side’s opening defeat at Newcastle (0-1) that will make him say the opposite. Especially since his men were disappointing in St. James’ Park (5 shots, 0 on target, 38% possession). Which further confirms the notion that Nottingham Forest’s transfer window is far from over.

Defensively, the promoted team suffered from the cancellation of Alex Moreno (Betis) but is now following in the footsteps of Pervis Estupiñán (Villarreal) to strengthen his left lane a little more, he saidevening standard speaks of an interest in Emerson Palmieri, who has returned to Chelsea after his loan from Lyon. To take consolation over the absence of Idrissa Gueye (PSG), Forest are also hoping to bring in Cheikhou Kouyaté (Crystal Palace) to bring a confirmed and experienced Premier League element into the middle, we tell you on Sunday to have.

But that’s not all. The trace of the 30-year-old Swiss Remo Freuler (Atalanta) is also mentioned in Italy. James Garner (Manchester United), leading to England international, also speaks across the English Channel. The Reds are also thinking of Houssem Aouar (OL) in support of Jesse Lingard, it was further announced foot Mercato. But the competition for the red and whites in the France national team will be tough. At the top, Cody Gakpo does not leave the Reds indifferent either. One thing is for sure, summer still promises to be hectic around City Ground. The followers are praying for them that the mayonnaise will not languish again in the championship.

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