With dreams of moving to Europe, the Copa Libertadores captain Nino of Fluminense is very close to a £6 million deal with Premier League team Nottingham Forest.
The possibility exists that Nottingham Forest will demonstrate that lightning does indeed strike twice, as Steve Cooper’s team is anticipated to add another Brazilian center-half during the winter transfer window.
It will be difficult for Nino to replicate the incredible effect that Murillo has had at the City Ground; the former Corinthians young player is already a fan favorite thanks to his jogo bonito style of defense.
The Copa Libertadores-winning captain of Fluminense will also have to fight to keep Murillo in Cooper’s starting lineup. Willy Boly has excelled this season, and in Sunday’s 2-0 victory over Aston Villa, Moussa Niakhate was outstanding.
Nonetheless, Nino – or Marcilio Florencio Mota Filho to give him his full name – is most certainly up for the challenge.
Globo Esporte claiming that the 26-year-old is heading to England with Nottingham Forest triggering the £6 million release clause in his contract.
Nottingham Forest are signing Nino from Fluminense
“I told Nino that I would do all in my power to help you stay in Brazil. The president of Fluminense, Mario Bittencourt, now says to Globo Esporte, “(I will) increase your contract, so you can stay with us for eight, nine, or ten years.”
He expressed his strong desire to perform in Europe. It’s his fantasy. Andre Trindade, who is being pursued by Liverpool, and Nino could both end up losing.
“However, we’re trying to replace them.”
When asked about his future in advance of Saturday’s South American Champions League final victory over Boca Juniors, Nino played it close to the vest. On the other hand, news from Brazil indicates that Nino’s arrival to Forest will soon be confirmed.
Fluminense’s Copa Libertadores-winning captain
The former Brazil U23 international says, “I learned about the interest (of Nottingham Forest) the day before (the final).” “My agency was already aware that my primary goal was to give this game my all. I’m glad I succeeded.
As yet, nothing is certain. What is clear is that I have always loved Fluminense, and I always will. Here, I am really content.
“I also want to leave in a way that benefits Fluminense and myself, should the time come.”