The latest transfer news concerning Nottingham Forest revolves around Andrey Santos, a midfielder on loan from Chelsea who is patiently waiting for his chance to play in the Premier League with Forest. He has only made one appearance for Forest since his summer transfer from Chelsea, which was in August’s Carabao Cup match against Burnley, where he played almost the full 90 minutes.
Santos’s limited playing time has sparked discontent among Chelsea fans on social media, and there have been reports suggesting that Chelsea is considering recalling the 19-year-old in January. However, it’s important to note that a final decision on this matter has not been reached at Stamford Bridge, as per Give Me Sport. Nevertheless, there is a possibility of finding a new loan destination for Santos in the second half of the season if his situation does not improve, although Chelsea has received assurances that he will have more opportunities.
The report also mentions some regret surrounding Santos’s choice of a loan move. Porto had expressed interest in signing him, but he preferred joining a Premier League team to aid his adaptation to English football.
Amid the speculations about his future, Nottingham Forest’s head coach, Steve Cooper, commented on Santos, describing him as a promising young player. Cooper discussed his conversations with Chelsea and the challenges of integrating new players into the squad while aiming for positive results. He acknowledged that young players might take some time to settle in and noted that Santos had faced some unfortunate circumstances in certain games, such as the Brentford match where he could have played as a substitute, but the team went down to 10 men, and Santos wasn’t feeling well on the sidelines. Despite these challenges, Cooper expressed his enthusiasm for working with Santos and the ongoing training process.