Promoted club have brought in more than a dozen players this summer, illustrating that progress can be destabilising
When was it that alarm bells began to ring? Was it when Omar Richards arrived from Bayern Munich for £8.5m to become Nottingham Forest’s sixth summer signing? Was it Lewis O’Brien’s £6m switch from Huddersfield? Or perhaps Remo Freuler, signed this past week from Atalanta for £7.6m, was one signing too many – and that was before a £20m fee was agreed for Emmanuel Dennis.
Saturday night’s confirmation of that move means Forest have now brought in 15 players this summer at a cost of just under £110m, and they have been strongly linked with Morgan Gibbs‑White. That figure, irrespective of the quality of the players or the logic of each individual signing, is enough to inspire a qualm of anxiety.
Written by Jonathan Wilson
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/football/blog/2022/aug/13/nottingham-forest-sudden-success-too-many-changes under the title “Has Nottingham Forest’s sudden ascent led to too many changes? | Jonathan Wilson”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.