Nottingham Forest are set to smash their transfer record to bring in Joao Carvalho from Benfica this summer. The Telegraph are reporting today that the fee to bring the midfield playmaker to the club will be in the region of £13.2 million. The deal will reportedly be a big coup for Forest, as he will also be on manageable wages.
It is an exciting piece of business for Forest, who are now looking to push on and become promotion candidates under Aitor Karanka.
But for one player, it will not be welcome news.
Last season saw Jorge Grant enjoy an excellent loan spell at local rivals Notts County. The midfielder scored 19 goals in 56 games for the club but fell just short of guiding them to promotion.
The 23-year-old, who can play anywhere along the midfield, has since been tipped to become a star at Forest finally. He scored a memorable goal against Tottenham Hotspur at the start of his Forest career but has since been largely on the periphery at the City Ground ever since.
After his excellent campaign in 2017-18, he would no doubt be hoping that this season was the one for him to be a Forest star.
But with the arrival of Carvalho in central midfield, and reports his Benfica team-mate Diogo Goncalves is on the same plane to join, Grant is going to find first-team football increasingly hard at his parent club.
It seems he may never get his break at the City Ground.