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Nottingham Forest .. A transfer market pits Europe’s top to avoid the Norwich scenario!

There is a famous saying in football: “Don’t change a winning team”, and those words have proven true time and time again in the football world, but Nottingham Forest decided to do the opposite.

The long-sleeping English giant returned after a long absence to the English Premier League, but he grabbed the spotlight with his return, not only being a giant who woke up and returned to the scene, but a strange and huge transfer market that made many ask the question about the team’s ambitions next season.

A huge Mercato and non-stop money

Almost two weeks before the end of the summer Mercato, Nottingham continues its great activity in the transfer market, and the team continues to strengthen it and completely change its skin from the team that led the team to rise.

A quick comparison between the squad that won the “Playoff” final against Hull City, and that which played against West Ham a few days ago, and you find that only the trio of Scott McKenna, Joey Worrall, and Brennan Johnson played the two games.

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The club has made 15 deals so far, yes the number is correct, and spent 118.5 million euros as the ninth most spending team in Europe, a number that is staggering compared to last season when it spent only seven million euros!

Forrest included deals in almost all positions, supporting the goalkeeper with the duo Dean Henderson and Wayne Hennessy, and in the defense came Harry Tovolo, Omar Richards, Nico Williams and others, and in the middle, Remo Froeller, Shekho Kouyate, Jesse Lingard and the rest, while in the attack, the Nigerian duo Tayo Owni and Emmanuel Dennis joined .

Did Nottingham stop here? No, the team continues its active moves in the Mercato, and is targeting more reinforcements, negotiations with Lyon star Houssem Aouar, and another with Moussa Su from Frankfurt, and approaching the inclusion of Neil Maupay from Brighton and the return of James Garner from United, in addition to a link to the move towards Alvaro Adriozola, full-back. Real Madrid, and Emerson Palmieri, Chelsea defender.

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Building a team for the future or for immediate success?

To explain the great revolution that the team made in the transfer market this summer, we must refer to last summer and the meager amount that the team spent to strengthen its ranks.

At the time, Forrest adopted loan policies to support, Garner from United and Djid Spence, newly joined Spurs from Middlesbrough, and striker Philip Zinkernagel from Watford Kano, the most prominent of six loans made by the team, in addition to other free or small deals to support the team, which made a good group that succeeded in reaching ” Playoffs and win it.

But the Champions League and the Premier League are completely different tournaments, the ways of playing and the size and strength of the competition make huge differences despite the advanced level of the English second division compared to its counterparts in the rest of Europe, and we have in Fulham, Watford and Norwich for example, teams that win and shine at the bottom, suffer and fall straight to the top.

Tariq Al-Jalahma, BN analyst and former club advisor, pointed to an important point in his analysis of the team’s performance in the first two games of the season. The team adopts direct play and long balls after as was done by coach Steve Cooper in the Champions League, which is the classic English style of play.

After Cuper, he does not want to risk and develop his playing style until after the completion of the transfer market, in which he was keen to include players with experience in the Premier League, and players with skills that give him the ability to diversify his playing style and not rely only on the direct method and long balls that will make him an easy catch.

In the first match of the season against Newcastle, the team easily lost two clean goals, and his most prominent shot was his strange style of dealing with corners, but in the second the improvement began to appear and he beat West Ham, and it seemed that the team began to gain confidence and get used to the atmosphere.

A great adventure for Nottingham in his first participation in the Premier League, with his management’s decision to make that revolution and include all these players, and leave matters in the hands of Cuper to create homogeneity and form a team capable of at least staying this season and not relegating quickly. the end.


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