Nottingham Forest boss Nuno Espirito Santo 'identifies' Wolves star as key transfer target

New Nottingham Forest boss Nuno Espirito Santo is said to be keen on taking a Wolves star with him to the City Ground.
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Nuno Espirito Santo is said to have identified a Wolves transfer target as he looks to strengthen his Nottingham Forest squad during this window. Santo has already improved Forest's fortunes during his early days in charge, beating Newcastle United and Manchester United.

Forest haven't been afraid to spend over recent years, adding more than their fair share of players since arriving in the Premier League well over a year ago. Though, this is the first time since returning to the Premier League that a new manager has arrived, and new bosses are always going to want to put their own stamp their new squad.

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In Santo's case, it seems he is prioritising a goalkeeper signing this month, and that's despite the fact Forest signed Mat Turner from Arsenal as recently as the summer. Turner has featured regularly, but Football Transfers claim Santo is seeking an upgrade, and he will turn to his old club in a bid to make it happen.

The report claims Forest are now looking to sign Wolves keeper Jose Sa, who has been the number one at Molineux since 2021. Santo signed Sa for Wolves, and he is now said to be keen on taking him to the City Ground.

The report claims Sa rejected Forest in the summer, but that was before his old boss Santo rocked up, and the situation at Wolves seems to have changed. It's claimed the West Midlands club have issues with Financial Fair Play, and they may need to sell a couple of players this January if they want to add to their squad. Still, selling their starting goalkeeper would be a risky decision for Wolves, whose current number two is former Bristol City keeper Dan Bentley, while Tom King is the current number three.

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