It is 45 days and counting until Nottingham Forest kick off their first Premier League season for 23 years against Newcastle United at St James’ Park
As the team with the shortest turnaround time between seasons after securing promotion to the top-flight through the Championship play-offs, it is perhaps not surprising that little transfer business has been confirmed to date. The only arrival has been that of teenage former Millwall goalkeeper Ryan Hammond, who signed earlier this week and will initially join the club’s under-23s.
Other than that it has only been exits to date, with Jayden Richardson joining Aberdeen for an undisclosed fee and Tunisia international Mohamed Dräger being loaned to Swiss side FC Luzern until the end of the 2022/23 season. Nine players are also set to be released at the end of this month, including Tobias Figueiredo who has been linked with Hull City.
While no senior signings have been secured as of yet, that is expected to change in the coming weeks as Forest aim to bolster their squad for the challenges of the Premier League and try their best to replace last season’s loanees.
Nottinghamshire Live takes a look at the speculation today around the Reds, here.