Nottingham Forest have identified Botafogo’s Matheus Nascimento as a target in the summer window, according to multiple reports from Brazil.

The striker has been restricted to less than 700 minutes of action from 17 games this year, managing three goals and one assist in the process. This hasn’t stopped the Tricky Trees from tabling a €9m bid to sign him.

That’s according to UOL, who explain that Nottingham Forest are in a ‘hurry to close the deal’ for the 19-year-old.

Botafogo are considering the best scenario with regards to Nascimento’s future after receiving an offer from Steve Cooper’s side.

Over at Globo Esporte, they state Botafogo let the youngster, who struggled for regular game time, be part of the Brazil squad for the U20 World Cup, to ‘motivate’ him and also improve his valuation. He made three appearances in the tournament.

That seems to have worked as the South American club have ‘received a proposal’ of €9m from Nottingham Forest. It’s claimed Botafogo owner John Textor considered this bid to be low and will ‘sit down’ with the player’s camp to discuss this situation.

Globo don’t mention the fee needed to convince Textor but state the American believes he could sell Nascimento for a ‘much higher value’ in the future.

There’s also the question of whether a work permit would be granted.