Nottingham Forest set to sign Iranian international Karim Ansarifard after being released from his contract at Olympiacos, according to Nottinghamshire Live.
Nottingham Forest set to sign Iranian international Karim Ansarifard after being released from his contract at Olympiacos, Nottingham Forest boss confirmed that Karim Ansarifard is a transfer target and is set to become Aitor Karanka 17th signing.
Karanka said this about the interest in the forward: “He is another player with a lot of experience. He has played in the Champions League, he is a good player and another good character.”
“We had another Iranian player last season, in Ashkan Dejagah, and he impressed me – he was very good.”
“Let us see what is happening with him (Ansarifard).”
Ansarifard represented Iran national football team in the 2018 World Cup in Russia. The attacker scored a goal against Portugal from the penalty spot in the last match of Group B.
Nottingham Forest’s transfer business –
Nottingham Forest had an exciting summer with the signings of Benfica’s Joao Carvalho for a club-record fee of £13.2m and completed a season-long loan deal for team-mate Diogo Goncalves.
Carvalho, 21, played eight games for Benfica in 2017-18 and has signed a five-year contract at the City ground.
The loan deal for exciting winger Goncalves, also 21, includes an option to buy at the end of his loan spell.
Carvalho’s transfer fee eclipses Nottingham Forest’s previous record transfer fee, which was for striker Britt Assombalonga, who joined from Peterborough for £5.5m in August 2014.
Nottingham Forest have also completed the signing of Gil Bastiao Dias on a season-long loan from AS Monaco.