23-Year-Old Nears Arsenal Exit for Nottingham Forest Move

Throughout the summer, Tavares piqued the interest of Wolfsburg and Werder Bremen.

Nuno Tavares is nearing a transition from Arsenal to Nottingham Forest, according to information from football.london.

In 2021, the 23-year-old made his debut and experienced a mixed inaugural season in north London, participating in 28 matches and netting a solitary goal.

Following the introduction of Alex Zinchenko, the Portuguese under-21 representative was loaned to Marseille, where he had a commendable stint in Ligue 1.

However, he no longer falls within Mikel Arteta’s strategies.

Throughout the summer, Tavares piqued the interest of Wolfsburg and Werder Bremen.

Nevertheless, as indicated by football.london’s report earlier this month, he expressed a preference for remaining in the Premier League.

While West Ham exhibited interest, they never formally engaged, and Aston Villa explored the feasibility of a loan agreement.

Nottingham Forest, under the guidance of Steve Cooper, exhibited the greatest enthusiasm in an attempt to fortify their full-back selections.

Currently, Forest solely possesses an established left-back in Harry Toffolo, who has been sidelined due to injury this season.

Negotiations began earlier in the transfer window, and after an initial stall, discussions have been revived with just a two-day window remaining prior to the impending Friday deadline.

Reports suggest that these negotiations are primarily concerned with the potential of a loan deal for Tavares, which might encompass an option to purchase for £12 million.

Although the player’s existing contract runs until 2025, Arsenal retains the right to extend it by an additional 12 months.

Tavares is among several players that Edu is keen on transferring prior to the September 1 deadline.

Folarin Balogun is anticipated to conclude a permanent move to Monaco imminently, while offers for Rob Holding, Albert Sambi Lokonga, Cedric, and Nicolas Pepe are welcomed.

Arsenal remains receptive to the notion of a fifth incoming transaction, following the arrivals of David Raya, Jurrien Timber, Declan Rice, and Kai Havertz. Nevertheless, as it stands, no imminent developments are reported.

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