The club released photos of all eight summer additions in the new kit this morning. Costel Pantilimon has been included, alongside the other signings, including Joao Carvalho and El Arbi Hillel Soudani.
As you can see from the tweet from the official Twitter account, they are hinting at more purchases to come:
???? The 8
— Nottingham Forest FC (@NFFC) July 4, 2018
Fans on Twitter then started speculating on who the ninth signing will be with many expecting it to be Lewis Grabban:
The words “so far” are so exciting
— Gary-Baldy (@funkstarphil) 4 July 2018
The 9th pic.twitter.com/hsMWicYItw
— duncan (@classycarvalho) 4 July 2018
— ???????? Owen ???????? (@_TotallyTobias) 4 July 2018
Like it ????
— Jonno Reilly (@Jonno_Reilly) 4 July 2018
Very happy with the work going on to take this great club forward- Coyr
— Mark (@Markxpaula) 4 July 2018
We want 9, we want 9 ????
— Luke Hatherley (@LukeHath) 4 July 2018
— Josh Holland (@JoshHolland98) 4 July 2018
Make it 9 and announce grabban
— ٌ (@SuperSoudani) 4 July 2018
It’s great to see the club bringing in so many new players and hopefully, Aitor Karanka can ensure they gel together to create a team competing at the right end of the table.
There is always a worry when so many players are brought in that it can take a while for individuals to form the type of understanding they need on the pitch. The great thing is though we have signed so many early in the transfer window, the manager will have the whole of pre-season to get them all on the same page.