The transfer window is open and there is traffic in and out the doors of the Premier League clubs. We take a look at standing in all clubs. What is needed, who is linked in and out, and who may have already arrived.
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Everyone over the age of 40 rubs their hands over seeing European Cup winner Nottingham Forest back at the top level. The forest rangers are welcomed back by the vast majority, but the red jerseys naturally get anything but simple working conditions in the Premier League.
After all, the promotion was secured after a good dose of post into the play off. However, the club’s controversial owner Evangelos Marinakis has promised to give success manager Steve Cooper good help in the transfer window.
And the start has been promising. The solid last chance Dean Henderson has been taken on loan from Manchester United, while a new transfer record was set when striker Taiwo Awoniyo was bought from Union Berlin for 17 million pounds. Henderson’s arrival also means that play-off hero Brice Samba is allowed to return to French football.
That Henderson was taken on loan from United is at the same time not without complications. A Premier League club can not borrow two players from a division colleague, and this means that you are not allowed to extend the loan agreement with James Garner.
The 21-year-old midfielder has been a very important piece on loan for a year and a half, and the only possibility for continued Forest play is now that the rangers buy him loose from his contract with Manchester United.
For now, Garner is out of the picture, as are former loaners Keinan Davis, James Gardner, Max Lowe, Djed Spence and Phillip Zinckernagel. That one dropped Zinckernagel was an ever so small surprise. The Danish wing runner delivered 17 goals last season and was available for a paltry £ 3 million, but Forest refused and the striker then disappeared to Olympiakos.
Since the promotion, the club has been linked to a flurry of players.
Palmeira midfielder Gustavo Scarpa, Ajax full-back Nicolás Tagliafico, Chelsea defender Levi Colwill, Southampton’s Will Smallbone, Wolves striker Morgan Gibbs-White, Swanseas’ Joel Piroe, Jamaal Lascelles (Newcastle), Callum Styles (Barnsley), Luka Milivojevic (Palace) and the Hungarian national team stopper Attila Szalai is by many who have been linked to the red shirts.
Key players such as Brennan Johnson, Scott McKenna and Joe Worrall are said to be in negotiations for contract extensions, while 32-year-old striker Lyle Taylor is among those likely to leave City Ground.
Cooper would very much like to have players with Premier League experience, but must also act smart – and then the binoculars must also be used in other hooks, both abroad and in lower divisions.
Steve Cooper’s red devils start the season preparations with training camp in Alicante, before they open the season away against Newcastle.