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Leo Bonatini can breathe new life into a Nottingham Forest promotion bid

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Leo Bonatini can breathe new life into a Nottingham Forest promotion bid

Nottingham Forest completed the loan signing of Leo Bonatini from Wolverhampton Wanderers on Deadline Day (confirmed by official website) and it could turn out to be a brilliant close to the January transfer window.

Manager Martin O’Neill has managed to to bring the 24-year-old striker to the City Ground on a temporary basis, which should bolster the attacking options.

Lewis Grabban’s form has nosedived recently for Forest and 35-year-old Daryl Murphy is the alternative option to spearhead the attack.

Bonatini will now provide a new option at centre-forward and he could revive the club’s push for promotion.

The East Midlands club are currently four points outside of the play-off positions, as they have lost three of their last five Championship fixtures.

 

But a strong end to the season could catapult them to the top six and keep alive a dream return to the Premier League.

(Photo by Jordan Mansfield/Getty Images)

Bonatini has completely fallen out of favour at Wolves since the club’s promotion to the Premier League, but it can’t be overlooked what he did in the Championship.

The Brazilian made a blistering start to life at Molineux when he joined at the beginning of last season.

He scored 12 goals and supplied six assists in the first half of the 2017/18 season in the Championship, before he struggled in the next campaign.

Bonatini would be a massive addition for Forest if he can recreate his old goalscoring form, while he provides a physical presence in attack too and brings other into play.

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