Nottingham Forest are edging closer to the signing of Benfica midfielder Joao Carvalho, with a deal expected to be in the region of £15m, according to the Nottingham Post.
Is this a wise move from Karanka at Forest? Is Carvalho the type of player Forest need? Is £15m too much?
Yes, he’s an exciting signing.
You could argue they’re better spending the money on different areas of the pitch but he’s still a great signing.
They lacked creativity and flair in the final third and that should change now.
Clearly, Forest mean business this summer.
If they pay such cash they are surely underlining their aim to get promoted next season and do it in style.
It’s big money, though, and for a side, that’s been in the doldrums for a while, they need to be careful they’re assessing all the risks.
It’s exciting if you’re a Red though.
£15m seems like a steep transfer-fee, but it is worth noting that Carvalho is only 21.
The midfielder has his best ahead of him, and if he impresses, his value is only going to increase.
These are exciting times for Forest and splashing £15m on Carvalho is a major statement.
I am sure that Nottingham Forest have done their homework before splashing this amount of cash on Carvalho.
He is supposed to be a special talent but are Forest gambling all on promotion and risking the wrath of Financial Fair Play like Aston Villa did?
£15m can get you a lot of decent players at Championship level so Forest fans will be hoping that Carvalho is worth blowing the majority of your budget on.
£15 million is a lot of money for any team to spend in the Championship.
It was a lot more understandable when Wolves brought in Ruben Neves last season, though, because of his reputation as a top young talent.
Carvalho hasn’t shown enough to warrant that kind of expenditure, so this is an ambitious but dangerously risky move.
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