It’s being reported that Nottingham Forest have edged slightly closer to the free agent capture of Karim Ansarifard.
The 28-year-old former Olympiakos forward has been without a club since he left the Greek side ahead of the closure of the summer transfer window. The Iranian international has kept his fitness up since, despite only having one club appearance to his name so far in the season of 2018/19 – he played for Olympiakos in their Europa League victory over Premier League side Burnley at the end of August – but he has represented his country on two occasions in the last two international windows.
He has long been liked with a switch to the City Ground but we ran into work permit issues but in the buildup to this weekend’s game with Sheffield United on home soil, manager Aitor Karanka has been quoted by the BBC as at least loosely implying there could be progress soon.
“I know the club is doing well. If one day we can announce something I’ll be really happy.”
Terms have already been agreed with the player and the Nottingham Post also have Karanka as saying.
“Yes I am still hopeful, because I think it would be good for everyone. Again, we knew at the beginning – and he knew – what the situation was. We knew we might have to wait. Let’s see what is happening. I am patient.”