Renan Lodi’s loan move to Nottingham Forest is agreed with Brazilian star set for medical TODAY – with option for £25m permanent transfer from Atletico Madrid
- Atletico’s Renan Lodi is having his medical at Nottingham Forest on Sunday
- The Madrid left-back joins the Premier League side on a season-long loan deal
- Forest will pay a £4.7m loan fee with an option to make the move permanent
- Lodi is unable to play against Spurs but could feature against Man City
Atletico Madrid’s Renan Lodi will have his medical at Nottingham Forest on Sunday after a season-long loan deal was struck with the Spanish club for the Brazilian star.
The newly-promoted Premier League side will pay an initial £4.7million loan fee to the La Liga side, with a further option to make the move permanent for £25million at the end of the season.
Lodi is keen to play in the English top-flight after three mixed years at Madrid that have seen the understudy left-back struggle for continuous game time under boss Diego Simeone.
Renan Lodi is having his medical at Nottingham Forest on Sunday after agreeing a move
Lodi (right) will join on loan after a deal was agreed between Atletico Madrid and Forest
The 24-year-old has made 118 appearances during three seasons in Spain, often coming off the bench, but is keen to play a starting role for Forest as he targets a place in the Brazil World Cup squad.
Nottingham Forest have been the league’s biggest shakers in the summer transfer window after whipping out the chequebook on numerous occasions to bring 17 new players to the club as they look to avoid relegation back to the Championship.
Lodi will become Steve Cooper’s 18th summer arrival as Forest’s squad overhaul continues
The likes of Jesse Lingard, Chiekhou Kouyate, Neco Williams, Morgan Gibbs-White, Taiwo Awoniyi and Wayne Hennessey have all joined with Lodi soon to be the club’s 18th summer arrival.
Boss Steve Cooper has already signed two left-backs this summer in Harry Toffolo and Omar Richards during the window, meaning Lodi will face stiff competition to nail-down his place in the starting side.
Madrid are willing to let Lodi go after they agreed to sign Tottenham’s Sergio Reguilon as the 24-year-old’s replacement.
Atletico are happy to let Lodi go as they look to bring in Sergio Reguilon from Spurs
Lodi will first undergo his medical in England before signing his contract after personal terms were already agreed with the player.
He is unavailable to play Antonio Conte’s Tottenham on Sunday but will be available to face Premier League champions Manchester City on Wednesday.
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