Nottingham Forest have reportedly launched a transfer bid to sign Palmeiras midfielder Danilo.
With 141 appearances for the Brazilian club to his name, the 21-year-old has scored 12 goals and supplied nine assists along the way.
The youngster has now found himself faced with a potential move to the Premier League following his emergence in Brazil.
According to a recent Twitter post from journalist Sam Dean, Forest have launched an £18m move to sign Danilo this month.
An attached article from The Telegraph in Dean’s post added that Forest are in talks with the Palmeiras over a potential deal for the midfielder, although they aren’t the only club looking at Danilo.
His latest league campaign saw the midfielder end the season ranking second in terms of passes into the final third of the pitch (131), combined total of tackles and interceptions (99) and recoveries (190) at the club.
This highlights just how effective the player can be in and out of possession and what he’d be able to offer Steve Cooper’s side.
Would you be happy to see Forest sign Danilo?
To give some further insight into what sort of player he is, football talent scout Jacek Kulig described Danilo as a “technically gifted” figure and a “tenacious tackler”.
In terms of the latter, the fact that Forest have the lowest average amount of possession (38.8%) in the Premier League this season, may suggest having a player like the Palmeiras midfielder who can take the ball off his opponents could be just what Forest need to become a more dominant side.
Taking all of this into account, we feel that this would be a very exciting transfer deal for Forest to make, given the clear talent Danilo has at such a young age.
Moving forward, we think the east Midlands club should go full steam ahead to beat any other side that may be looking at the Brazilian to his signature this month if he is affordable, as it could be the difference between staying up and going down.