In early June, we brought claims from Portugal that Nottingham Forest were working on deals to sign João Carvalho and Diogo Gonçalves.
The Benfica youngsters are in need of minutes and prominence within a club elsewhere, and the Nottingham Forest opportunity looked good for everyone.
What’s happened at Wolves not only makes Championship clubs more inclined to look at the Portuguese market, but also makes players from the country look at the opportunity in a better light than they would have previously.
Quickly the Portuguese claims changed to reports from the country of deals being agreed and now it’s time to close the transfers. Wednesday’s edition of Record reports both Carvalho and Gonçalves are travelling to England today to complete their moves to Nottingham Forest.
Only medicals stand in the way of making things official, report Record, and both players ‘say goodbye’ to Benfica.
Nottingham Forest are signing Carvalho in a €15m straight transfer, whilst Gonçalves arrives on loan with the option to make the move permanent for around the same fee as his travel partner.
The youngsters will have their medicals before putting pen to paper, and then both the deals can be announced.