First reported by France Football, Nottingham Forest’s interest in Strasbourg’s Nuno Da Costa has gone all the way.
According to local newspaper Dernières Nouvelles d’Alsace (or DNA for short), the Cape Verde international will sign a three and a half year contract with Sabri Lamouchi’s side on Tuesday afternoon.
They corroborate what France Football originally claimed, which is that the Ligue 1 side will be receiving €2m as part of the deal, plus a some eventual bonuses.
The 29-year-old reportedly popped by the French side’s stadium on Monday and picked up his stuff before being seen by Strasbourg’s board.
DNA explain Nottingham Forest first expressed their interest in Da Costa a few weeks ago, but a knee injury picked up on December 31st had ‘frozen’ talks.
However, the Championship side came back to the fore over the past few days, and after some negotiations, the two clubs gradually found a common ground of €2m + various bonuses.
The player, should he pass the standard medical checks, is expected to earn around €125k/month (around £25k/week) at Nottingham Forest, which will see him triple his income at the age of 29.
That, and the prospect of made playing Premier League football next year.
Down the player’s end, this all seems to be news, seeing as he quote tweeted DNA acting all surprised.
— Nuno Da Costa (@Nuno_DC) January 27, 2020