'In the coming hours': Fabrizio Romano claims Nottingham Forest on verge of 'really good' signing
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'In the coming hours': Fabrizio Romano claims Nottingham Forest on verge of 'really good' signing

Nottingham Forest are closing in on the signing of Harry Toffolo, according to Fabrizio Romano.

The transfer saga linking the Reds with Toffolo and Lewis O’Brien took another twist on Tuesday afternoon.

Yorkshire Live reported earlier on in the day that Forest’s move for the Huddersfield duo had broken down.

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Then, the same outlet later claimed transfer talks were then moving again.

Meanwhile, The Athletic claimed Toffolo made an ‘extraordinary eleventh-hour decision to change his wage demands’.

This has prevented the double deal from collapsing, added David Ornstein and Daniel Taylor.

The £10million deal for the Huddersfield pair looked to have fallen through apparently due to an issue regarding Toffolo’s personal terms.

However, things seem to be moving in the right direction again.

Now, Romano has taken to Twitter with an update specifically on Toffolo.

The Athletic had reported that O’Brien had already arrived in Nottingham to undergo his medical and fulfil new-signing media obligations while Toffolo’s move was at gridlock.

Great news for Forest and their fans, as this is a double deal that will boost the Reds significantly.

Forest are desperate for midfield reinforcements, so Lewis’ arrival would be key.

Meanwhile, Toffolo will give Steve Cooper strength in depth, with Omar Richards likely to be first-choice at left-back.

“He’s improving all the time”

Former Huddersfield boss Danny Cowley sung Toffolo’s praises back in 2020.

“He’s a really good kid,” the Yorkshire Post quoted Cowley as saying.

“He’s a down-to-earth, honest, hard-working boy with three kids and a lovely family. It’s nice when good things happen to good people.

“It’s nice from a manager’s point of view when you see them when they’re really hard-working and diligent and conscientious and they’re getting the rewards that that work deserves.

“You kind of feel like you’re talking about your own child with players. You never want to speak too highly of them, but I’m pleased for him.

“He’s come to this level and it’s a huge jump. As everyone knows, this time last year he’d have been playing in League Two and he’s done really well. He’s improving all the time.”

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