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Report: 24-year-old looks likely to be put on the bench for Nottingham Forest against Manchester City tomorrow
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Report: 24-year-old looks likely to be put on the bench for Nottingham Forest against Manchester City tomorrow

Nottingham Forest fans could get an early glimpse of one of their new signings against Manchester City.

A report from The Athletic suggests that Renan Lodi is likely to be on the bench for Forest tomorrow.

The 24-year-old was signed on loan from Atletico Madrid, and Forest have a £25.6m buy option.

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Lodi is already an established Brazilian international and has played multiple Champions League campaigns.

Nottingham Forest had already signed two left-backs this summer in Harry Toffolo and Omar Richards.

Richards has already picked up an injury that could rule him out for at least another six weeks.

Cooper therefore had to dip into the market again to bolster his squad, and Lodi looks like an absolute coup for the Reds.

Lodi likely on Forest’s bench tomorrow

Despite only winning one match so far this season, Forest have played very well on their return to the Premier League.

Welshman Brennan Johnson has particularly impressive on several occasions.

He was also the centre of some controversy after his foul on the showboating Richarlison on Sunday.

However, Lodi was really impressed with the atmosphere at that match while sitting in the crowd:  “I mentioned this to my agent in the stands, the high-pressure environment playing in front of the fans here, I love it, and genuinely can’t wait to be playing and feeling the passion of a home crowd in Nottingham.”

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Lodi will be hoping he gets a chance off the bench by Cooper against Man City tomorrow.

Lodi’s aim is to represent Brazil at the World Cup this summer, and sitting on the bench behind Toffolo won’t help his cause.

He fits Cooper’s desire for attacking wing-backs perfectly, and could link up with fellow new signing Morgan Gibbs-White brilliantly.

Cooper needs to work out his best team quickly, and Lodi looks like a shoe-in to be in that selection.

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