Nicolas Pepe cheers on Nuno Tavares’ Nottingham Forest move


Nuno Tavares has embarked on a new journey as he completed a loan move to Nottingham Forest, drawing attention from teammate Nicolas Pepe, who shared his thoughts on Instagram.

A Rollercoaster Journey at Arsenal

The Portuguese full-back, signed by Arsenal in the summer of 2021, has had his share of ups and downs. Tavares’ initial arrival at Arsenal was met with promise as he outshone in the early days, even edging out Kieran Tierney from the starting lineup on several occasions. However, his performance took a dip in the second half of the season. Leading to a loan move to Marseille last year.

Tavares experienced a similar pattern at Marseille, showcasing brilliance in the first half of the season but struggling in the latter part. As a result, the French club opted not to sign him permanently. Now, the 23-year-old finds himself at Nottingham Forest, and his move has garnered support from Arsenal teammate Nicolas Pepe, who cheered him on with a simple yet heartfelt message on Instagram.

Pepe commented,

“Allez frero” which roughly translates to “Come on bro” in English

Wolves forward Fabio Silva also joined in echoing the sentiment of various others.

A Fresh Start for Nuno Tavares in Nottingham

Nuno Tavares’ move to Nottingham Forest could be a turning point in his career. The Championship side is gradually evolving into an exciting team, with the addition of Tavares complementing an electrifying left flank alongside Anthony Elanga. Under the guidance of manager Steve Cooper, the duo has the potential to wreak havoc in the final third. However, Tavares still needs to work on his defensive skills to fully succeed at the City Ground.

Tavares is set to stay at Nottingham Forest until the end of the season. His Instagram post reflects his enthusiasm for this new chapter.

Nottingham Forest made a flurry of signings on the transfer deadline day. Raising eyebrows and prompting questions about the strategy behind such a rapid influx of players. Owner Evangelos Marinakis, however, had a calculated plan. He believes in securing the best players at the best prices, especially when they have limited transfer options.

Among these acquisitions, Nuno Tavares stands out as a player of undeniable ability. On loan from Arsenal, Tavares has the chance to shine in Nottingham Forest’s colors. The option to buy him for £12 million presents an enticing prospect for the club if he fulfills his potential at the City Ground.

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