Nottingham Forest are set to complete the signing of Claudio Yacob.
The former West Bromwich Albion midfielder is currently unattached and with free agents able to move without restriction, is having a medical at the City Ground today, according to John Percy of the Daily Telegraph.
— John Percy (@JPercyTelegraph) September 6, 2018
Panagiotis Tachtsidis become Aitor Karanka’s 15th signing of the summer with Yacob set to become the 16th of what has been a pretty busy summer at the club as the Forest boss overhauls his squad for a potential promotion push.
In what was West Brom’s relegation season last term, Yacob made 18 appearances during his final campaign at The Hawthorns.
The combative Argentinian spend six years with the Black Country club making 175 appearances.
It is safe to say that many of the Forest faithful are bemused by their latest forthcoming addition.
With the signing imminent and the 31-year-old, here’s how the Nottingham Forest supporters have reacted on Twitter to the news of Yacob’s impending arrival.
How many players does Karanka need? Can't he coach?
— Kyle (@dangahv) September 6, 2018
Getting beyond a joke now. Just signing players for the sake of it. Pushing younger players further from the first team. We're repeating old mistakes. But of course this is negative so I'm wrong.
— steve (@trickynffc) September 6, 2018
Why, why why?! Can he not just try and use the players he got Paul? Really worrying that his answer to all problems is just “sign someone else” squads getting big again!
— Aaron Allsebrook (@Allsebrook94) September 6, 2018
Have to admit, I don't understand this signing one bit. And I also feel sorry for poor Ryan Yates.
— Woof Zip Criminal (@fritzromanov) September 6, 2018
Absolutely horrible signing.
— Ells (@dick_ee) September 6, 2018
— Latif Kaba (@KabaElsakplc) September 6, 2018
— Jon (@JonSumjons) September 6, 2018