Nottingham Forest are reportedly keen on signing Manchester City academy winger Carlos Borges. The 19-year-old is highly rated at the Etihad Stadium and has been established as one of the most promising young players in English football.
Borges was named Premier League 2 Player of the Season after an impressive campaign, where he finished as the division’s top scorer with 21 goals from 24 appearances as City won their third consecutive title. According to sources, City value Borges at £11 million ($13,949m) but it remains to be seen if they will be willing to part with such a hot prospect.
If Nottingham Forest can manage to pull off this transfer coup, it could prove to be a defining moment for the club’s future and give them a boost going into next season. Under manager Chris Hughton, Forest have shown promise over recent seasons and looking ahead to 2023/24 they could become an even more formidable force than they are now.
The signing of Borges could help strengthen an already impressive attacking line-up and provide much needed competition for places in the squad. With his creativity and eye for goal, Borges could add another dimension to Forest’s attack and take them closer to achieving their ambitions of qualifying for Europe over the coming years.
In addition, Manchester City would benefit from sending Borges out on loan this season as it would provide him with invaluable experience playing regular first team football which he may not get in Manchester due to limited opportunities available in their star-studded squad. It would also give him further time to develop his skills so that if he is recalled next summer he will be ready for selection in Manchester City’s 2023/24 season.
By securing the services of Carlos Borges, Nottingham Forest could become a serious challenger for UEFA competitions next season while providing a platform for one of England’s brightest prospects to make his mark on European football.