Report: Nottingham Forest close in on deal for former PL left-sided flyer
Nottingham Forest have been linked with a move for the left-back Javier Garrido, who is currently without a team, according to a report.
The Nottingham Post report that Garrido, who has been without a team since august, is one of the options Aitor Karanka is considering, as the team’s need for a left-back is urgent.
Forest currently only have one active left-back, Danny Fox, due to injuries to the rest of the squad, so a free agent is a priority target for Karanka, who has confirmed his interest in signing a defender.
Garrido spent time with Manchester City and Norwich City, so has experience in the rough nature of English football, and would serve well as a number two to Fox.
Football Insider verdict:
Javier Garrido has played for some top clubs, but never really made the grade. After the sale of Manchester City, the Spaniard fell down the pecking order before being shipped out to Lazio, where he also sturggled for game time. It is likely that any deal would simply be as cover for Fox, as an injury at that position could put the club in jeopardy. It would be a nice piece of business from Karanka, utilising the free agent market to sure up his injury-plagued squad. However, we doubt the Spaniard is to play much if he is brought to the City Ground.
In other Nottingham Forest transfer news, the club are reportedly close to signing this player, who is scheduled for a medical.