Nottingham Forest boss Aitor Karanka has confirmed that the club are working on a deal to sign Karim Ansarifard on a free transfer.
After confirming Forest’s interest in the 28-year-old, Karanka did also admit that a deal for the Iranian international wouldn’t be completed in time for Saturday’s game against Swansea.
“I know that something is there, potentially. And I have said always that if something is there, that can arrive and that is interesting, I would be happy,” he told the Nottingham Post.
“Karim is a good player and if we can do something with him, it would be perfect for me. I do not expect him to arrive in time for this weekend. We would not have time to bed him in and I do not know, exactly, how things are going.”
The fact that Karanka is talking so openly about the player suggests the deal is at a very advanced stage and you would expect it to go through early next week.
Ansarifard would add a lot to the Forest side, he has a very good goalscoring record in Greece and could thrive in the Championship.
He would surely be the last signing for the Reds in what has been a quite incredible few months in terms of bringing in new players.
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