Left-back Renan Lodi will be a new Nottingham Forest player for the 2022/2023 season. The Brazilian was loaned out to Atletico Madrid for a year and arrived in England in time to watch the new club against Tottenham at the City Ground. At the end of the loan period, the English team will be able to exercise the purchase option clause provided in the contract.
This is Nottingham Forest’s 18th signing in this transfer market. After returning to the first division after many years, the team is starting a restructuring process to remain among the elite of national football. International media reports that Forest will pay a fee of 5 million euros (about R$25.2 million) for the loan and the purchase option is set at 30 million euros (about R$151 million).
Renan Lodi’s choice to leave Atletico Madrid was due to fighting for a place in the Brazilian team for the next World Cup. The team had lost a place in Tite’s team since he was removed for not taking the vaccine against Covid-19, in February this year. The athlete has 15 games for Brazil.
The 24-year-old player has had a limited role in Simeone’s team, who this Sunday expressed his opinion about the athlete’s departure. “Renan needed to play and have continuity, to have a lot of minutes due to the situation that is often seen when playing in the World Cup. He went to find what he believes they can offer. There is great competence in the sector (on the left) and there are those who like to compete with others they like to play for other teams to have minutes that theoretically bring them closer to the goals of reaching the world championship in the best way.
Renan went to the stadium to watch Nottingham Forest’s match against Tottenham, where his Atlético substitute should leave. The Spanish team is in advanced talks with the team of Sergio Reguilón, who belongs to Tottenham. In the middle of the season, Lodi will still win the company of Gustavo Scarpa, from Palmeiras, who signed a previous contract with Forest.