I can only presume that Nottingham Forest manager Aitor Karanka was being incredibly coy on Friday when he spoke of his hopes that the signing of Iranian international Karim Ansarifard would see progress soon on his work permit issue, as prior to the game against Sheffield United earlier this afternoon we announced his capture.
— Nottingham Forest FC (@NFFC) November 3, 2018
The 28-year-old has long been linked to the club following his contract termination with Olympiakos and the issues we faced signing him didn’t really come as a surprise to the club, but the 66 capped player is now ours and featured for Karanka in the matchday squad taking a spot on the substitutes bench.
With 17 goals to his name for his former club last season, he was in World Cup action for his country and scoring the late leveller against Portugal in their Group Stage game.
His contract sees him with us until the summer of 2020 and he should certainly give us something different up top when he fully adjusts to the Championship level.
He's a striker!
— Craig Colville (@CRColville) November 3, 2018
Welcome Karim. Good luck ????⚪️ #nffc
— Dave Ball (@d_p_ball) November 3, 2018
— ???????? (@Zlatanshoww) November 3, 2018
Karanka “I want a squad of 21-22 players” … 75 signings later ???? #nffc
— SteveC (@s831) November 3, 2018
I thought this was just a conspiracy theory.
— Ekewaka (@Ekewaka11) November 3, 2018
Good luck to him, hopefully gets an early chance to impress ????????
— RobboTheRed (@Robbothered1) November 3, 2018
If he’s on the bench he will come off it and score today
— ٌ (@KieranNffc29) November 3, 2018