Nottingham Forest transfer news: Brazil delivers transfer update, confirms Reece Oxford interest

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30th Jan, 2017 | 4:15pm

Nottingham Forest chief delivers transfer update, confirms two more major targets

By Matt Farr

Nottingham Forest caretaker boss Gary Brazil has hinted there is more to come from the club before Tuesday’s transfer deadline.

The club announced the signing of Aston Villa midfielder Aaron Tshibola on loan until the end of the season, in a deal that was confirmed by the club’s official Twitter account on Monday afternoon.

However, Brazil admitted that he still had several more potential recruits lined-up, but he will need to act fast to bring them to Nottingham Forest before the transfer window slams shut on Tuesday evening.

The Sun has reported that Forest are interested in signing Benfica midfielder Pele, while West Ham youngster Reece Oxford and Ligue 2 defender Abdoul Ba remain other reported targets.

Speaking to the media ahead of Tuesday’s Championship clash with Rotherham, Brazil named his two main remaining targets, and disclosed his ambitions for the final precious hours of the transfer window.

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As quoted by Nottingham Forest’s official club Twitter account, he said: “There is a list of players we are interested in and I am hopeful we will see more players come in within the next 48 hours.”

Several sources, including the BBC, claimed on Friday that a deal to sign Joao Teixeira on loan from Benfica had been completed, however, amid a lack of official confirmation from either club, the deal is still yet to be finalised.

It remains likely though, that Teixeira will end up a Nottingham Forest player by Tuesday night, with the Portuguese outfit happy to let him join the club until the end of the season.

Football Insider verdict

Brazil may not be the long-term solution to Nottingham Forest’s managerial problem, however, he’s certainly making a good go of it. He has the club’s best interests at heart, and taking charge mid-way through the transfer window, has realised that the squad needs strengthening. He has got straight down to business and brought in Tshibola from Villa, while several more players could well be on the way in the next 24 hours. If the club are going to avoid relegation from the Championship this season, changes needed to be made this month, and hopefully Brazil’s efforts will pay-off in six months’ time.

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