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Opinion: Nottingham Forest have opened door for Fulham to sign £9m man this week

How many left-sided defenders do one club need? It’s only two months since Jack Colback started the Championship play-off final between Nottingham Forest and Huddersfield…

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How many left-sided defenders do one club need? It’s only two months since Jack Colback started the Championship play-off final between Nottingham Forest and Huddersfield Town due to a paucity of alternative options for a position that has given many a City Ground boss enough headaches to prop up the Aspirin industry. 

Flash forward to the third week in July and Forest suddenly find themselves bursting at the seams with left-backs. Omar Richards has joined from Bayern Munich. Harry Toffolo completed his move from Wembley opponents Huddersfield. 

The two-footed Neco Williams has also performed impressively for Wales in a left-sided role while, according to The Athletic, talks to bring in Alex Moreno from Real Betis are underway too.  

And that’s without mentioning Colback; A central midfielder by trade but one who performed admirably on the flanks during Cooper’s fabulous first season in the hottest of managerial hot seats. 

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So, while we’ve learned not to rule anything out in this strangest and most unpredictable of transfer windows, it’s probably safe to assume that Ruben Vinagre won’t be donning Garibaldi Red any time soon. 

Fulham could sign Sporting Lisbon’s Ruben Vinagre this week

According to O Jogo, Sporting Lisbon are hoping to reach an agreement over Vinagre’s future before the week is out. The former Wolves youngster, despite only joining the 2021 Primeira Liga champions for £9 million last year, is available for loan after failing to win over the highly-vaunted head coach Ruben Amorim. 

A Bola add that Nottingham Forest and Fulham are the two clubs willing to offer Vinagre a fresh start. The arrivals of Richards and Toffolo at Forest, however, should turn a two-horse race into a bit of a procession.

One Sporting player – Joao Palhinha – has already swapped Lisbon for London this summer. Vinagre could be following in his footsteps at some point in the next few days. 

Fulham are currently stepping up their pre-season preparations over in Portugal, taking part in the Algarve Cup. And there may be a seat on the plane for Vinagre when the time comes to return to England. 

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