Carlos Miguel 'set for medical' as Nottingham Forest transfer update emerges

Carlos Miguel is expected to join Nottingham Forest from Corinthians
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Goalkeeper Carlos Miguel reportedly started his journey to England on Wednesday ahead of his expected move from Corinthians to Nottingham Forest.

The Brazilian is said to be in line to sign a long-term deal for the Reds as they reshuffle their options between the posts. Talk about him putting pen to paper at the City Ground has dragged on for a number of weeks, but reports from Brazil suggest the saga is close to a conclusion.

According to Brazilian media outlet Globo Esporte, Miguel travelled to England on Wednesday. It is said he will undergo a medical “before signing a contract” with Forest.

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The 25-year-old has a 4 million euros (£3.4m) release clause in his contract. Globo add Corinthians expect to receive payment “in the coming days” for the keeper.

If everything goes to plan, Miguel would be reunited with former Corinthians teammate Murillo as part of Nuno Espirito Santo’s squad. The Reds centre-back has said he recommended Miguel to Forest as long ago as last winter, going into the January transfer window.

“I heard a few things that Nottingham were interested and I also spoke a lot about him to the people at Nottingham,” Murillo said in an interview this week. “I spoke to my coach, a lot of things... It was when Cassio (Miguel) was still here (at Corinthians).

“I had just arrived (at Forest), we had a goalkeeper problem. I had recommended him at the end of last year.”

The Reds sought a goalkeeper in January after summer signings Matt Turner and Odysseas Vlachodimos had not convinced. Matz Sels came in and cemented the No.1 spot but it is an area Forest are assessing again this summer.

Vlachodimos has already moved on, joining Newcastle United, and Turner could also depart. It could be that the Reds look to add another shot-stopper to join Sels and Miguel as three senior options on the books.

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