Despite the flurry of transfer activity over the inaugural weeks of the transfer window, Forest are widely expected to continue with their recruitment. One area that is of apparent interest to Aitor Karanka’s side is the attack. Despite the arrival of several attacking players, they’re expected to sign more, and Girona’s Cristhian Stuani is the latest name to be linked with a move to the City Ground.
As Team Talk reports, Nottingham Forest are interested in the services of Girona’s Christhian Stuani. Rather notably, the Uruguayan striker was introduced to English football by Aitor Karanka during their time at Middlesbrough. In 68 appearances for Boro, the striker amassed a decent total of 16 goals.
While his goal-scoring record was far from sensational during his days with Karanka at Middlesbrough, the 31-year-old displayed his ruthlessness in Spain with Girona. In 30 games for the La Liga outfit last season, Stuani scored 19 goals – which is illustrative of his quality as a competent centre-forward.
Nottingham Forest’s pursuit of a clinical striker has been widely publicised, and the arrival of Stuani could be of tremendous significance to Aitor Karanka’s side as they seek promotion to the top-flight of English football.
To his credit, Stuani has consistently displayed his ability to thrive in La Liga, which is reflected in his career statistics. In 383 appearances, the forward has scored an impressive total of 145 goals. Moreover, Stuani’s know-how and insight will be of incontestable significance to Forest, he has attained 41 caps for Uruguay, and he’s a member of their World Cup squad in Russia.
One of Stuani’s most prominent strengths is his remarkable aerial ability; he has continually shown his ability to dominate aerial battles. He’s also adept at finishing and proves to be a significant threat when attacking set-pieces. He would be an excellent addition to Nottingham Forest.
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