Date: 27th June 2018 at 10:38pm
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Aitor Karanka’s side have already secured three summer signings, and Forest seems poised to maintain their recruitment policy as they look to enhance their aspirations of reaching the top-flight of English football. The latest player who has been linked with a move to the City Ground is Daniel Podence one of several players Sporting players who have left the club following an attack on the players by Sporting fans.

According to Nottinghamshire Live, Nottingham Forest have made a formal offer to Daniel Podence who is a free agent, following his decision to emulate the example of several Sporting players by cancelling their contracts.  The 22-year-old will become the fourth young Portuguese starlet to join Forest if he chooses to accept Aitor Karanka’s offer.

The promising midfielder made 20 appearances in all competitions for Sporting last season, and in total, Podence played in 40 games for the Liga Nos outfit. His arrival would provide Forest with invaluable experience, especially when considering that the midfielder has played in Europe’s premier club competition, the Champions League.

One of his most notable strengths is his versatility, Podence can operate comfortably as an attacking midfielder, a winger or as a striker. Despite not scoring for Sporting last season, he did record three assists in 12 league games for Sporting.

As is archetypal for any young player, Podence exhibits an interesting mix of strengths and weaknesses. He’s an exceptional dribbler of the ball, and he illustrates a superb ability to play threatening through balls. Additionally, he has developed a useful propensity to complete key passes.

Despite his apparent attacking qualities, there are numerous areas of his game that require improvement. The 22-year-old must improve upon his work ethic and his defensive work. Additionally, he fails to compete in aerial duels, and he tends to concede possession too often.

Without a doubt, Podence is a talented player who will be of incontestable worth to Forest. At the age of 22, he has enough time to continue to grow and prosper. He would be an excellent signing.

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