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Karanka eyeing Nottingham Forest reunion with 27-year-old

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Nottingham Forest are looking to bring Fabio to the City Ground, with the Middlesbrough full-back emerging as one of Aitor Karanka’s transfer targets.  

A report in the Nottingham Post has revealed that Karanka is keen on a reunion with Fabio, who he took to the Riverside Stadium back in the summer of 2016.

Karanka is keen to strengthen Forest’s defensive options and solve the problem position of left-back at the City Ground.

Fabio is a man on his radar, with the Spaniard hoping that the lure of regular football at the City Ground will convince the 27-year-old to make the switch across the Championship.

During his two-years so far with Boro, Fabio has made 54 appearances and returned two goals.

However, last year, Fabio struggled to make a major impact at the Riverside Stadium, featuring on just 25 occasions across all competitions.

The bulk of those appearances came under Garry Monk during the first-half of the season, with Tony Pulis then preferring George Friend in the left-back role.

Post-Boxing Day, Fabio made just six appearances for Pulis as Boro went in search of play-off football.

The Brazilian featured as a substitute in both legs of Boro’s play-off semi-final defeat to Aston Villa.

The Verdict

Fabio is a player Karanka knows well, with the two having previously worked together at Middlesbrough.

Forest are desperate to strengthen their squad this summer, with full-back a problem position.

With Fabio in a difficult position at Boro, he could well be open to making the switch, which could be a shrewd one for all parties involved.

At 27, Fabio still has a lot to offer in the Championship.

Forest fans… Let us know your thoughts!


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