Nottingham Forest has officially announced the signing of Brazilian attacking midfielder Gustavo Scarpa on a free transfer.
The player will officially check in on the 1st of January when the transfer window opens. Last season, he was bang in form for Palmeiras, scoring 13 goals and claiming 15 assists as he helped the club win the league title.
Scarpa will sign a contract until 2026. As a result, the Reds will tie home down with the player in his prime and this does look like a strong deal that could prove very fruitful from a Forest perspective.
“I’m very happy to be here – it’s a dream for me,” said Scarpa who won one cap for Brazil in 2017.
It’s a new challenge and I can’t wait for it to begin. It’s always been an ambition since I was a little kid to play in Europe, and my dream is to play in the Premier League.
“I’m a technical player but also I’ve developed my game defensively over the past couple of seasons. I’m very dedicated, hard-working and I’m excited to get started now.”
Scarpa is Forest’s 23rd signing of the season.
He will take part in Forest’s six-day training camp in Greece next week when Steve Cooper’s side will play Olympiakos and Atromitos.
Forest face Blackburn Rovers in the Carabao Cup fourth round on 21 December and resume their Premier League campaign at Manchester United on 27 December.