Nottingham Forest Rivals West Ham in Pursuit of £13M Nuno Tavares

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Nottingham Forest has emerged as a contender to acquire out-of-favour Arsenal defender Nuno Tavares, potentially overshadowing West Ham United’s interest.

As transfer windows heat up, Nottingham Forest emerges as an unexpected contender for his signature, potentially offering Tavares a lifeline to revive his career.

As reported by Fabrizio Romano, Forest is making significant strides in their pursuit of Tavares, intensifying talks with the player’s representatives to secure a deal.

Tavares: 6 Goals in 31 Games, Yet Criticisms Cloud the Path

Nuno Tavares finds himself at a crossroads in his Arsenal career, with a clear lack of involvement in Mikel Arteta’s strategic plans following his return from a loan spell at Marseille. The Portuguese showcased his skills and contributed with six goals in 31 league games during his time in France. However, Tavares faced further criticism for his attitude.

The Portuguese left-back’s availability for transfer this summer has garnered interest from multiple clubs. Notably, Wolfsburg, Werder Bremen as well as, West Ham are all eager to secure his signature. Arsenal has indicated a willingness to part ways with Tavares, setting a reduced asking price of around £13 million.

While West Ham United initially displayed interest in Nuno Tavares, their pursuit seems to have cooled off, potentially creating a window of opportunity for Nottingham Forest to make a move. Speculations have linked West Ham to Chelsea’s Ian Maatsen.

Arsenal’s proactive approach to restructure their squad is evident as they engage in talks regarding Nuno Tavares’ potential departure. Tavares arrived from SL Benfica in 2021 for £8 million. Arsenal now looks to offload him for a modest profit to maintain a leaner squad composition. Furthermore, this decision is part of Arsenal’s broader strategy to refine their roster.

Additionally, Tavares faces competition within Arsenal’s squad hierarchy, with Oleksandr Zinchenko, Kieran Tierney and Jurriën Timber occupying higher spots.

Forest Move Boldly

Forest remain in contention, eyeing a deal that could provide Tavares with the opportunity to establish himself in the Premier League. With Forest’s recent departure of left-back loanee Renan Lodi. The club’s limited left-back choices emphasize the urgency to secure defensive reinforcements.

Nottingham Forest have also set their sights on Youssouf Fofana, a dynamic midfielder from Monaco. Fofana’s impressive track record includes 140 appearances for the Ligue 1 side since his arrival in 2018. With consistent performances over the past three seasons, he has become a pivotal figure for Monaco,

Significantly, Steve Cooper & co. recently secured the services of goalkeeper Matt Turner from Arsenal. They have now shifted their focus to securing the services of Nuno Tavares.

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