Nottingham Forest have led by example with their transfer business. The Reds have been relentless in the market, continually looking to improve their squad, and recent reports indicate that they have seen a £300,000 bid rejected by Middlesbrough for the services of Fabio. Should Forest continue with their pursuit of the Brazilian defender?
As the Northern Echo reports, Nottingham Forest have had a bid rejected for the services of Fabio. The former Manchester United defender worked with Aitor Karanka at Boro, and Forest’s Spanish manager is seemingly keen for a reunion with the versatile defender.
Despite the recent arrival of Jack Robinson from QPR, it’s expected that the 24-year-old will compete for a place at the heart of Nottingham Forest’s defence, hence their reported interest in Fabio.
The 27-year-old is certainly a gifted footballer, and he has ample experience of playing in the top-flight of English football, he even featured in a Champions League final during his time with Manchester United. To have a player of his experience and calibre would be exceedingly advantageous for Forest.
One of Fabio’s primary strengths is his adaptability, he can play on either flank, and he’s comfortable when operating as a full-back or as a wing-back. In addition to his tactical flexibility, Fabio is an accomplished tackler, and he also flaunts beneficial attacking qualities. The Brazilian defender is willing to cross the ball and contribute purposefully in the final third of the pitch.
That said, there are certain aspects of his game that need improving, such as his ability to retain possession and his concentration. The 27-year-old is guilty of conceding too many fouls. Nonetheless, Fabio is undoubtedly a talented player, and his arrival would certainly be welcomed at the City Ground.
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