Al-Hasawi confirms Nottingham Forest's third summer signing

General view inside the City Ground

Portuguese right-back Hildeberto Pereira has completed his move to the City Ground.

General view inside the City GroundGeneral view inside the City Ground

Nottingham Forest have completed their third summer signing, chairman Fawaz Al-Hasawi has confirmed via Twitter.

Benfica right-back Hildeberto Pereira will spend the coming campaign on Trentside, having agreed a season-long loan deal.

The Nottingham Post reported on Thursday that Hildeberto's move was close to completion, with a medical underway.

And the 20-year-old follows Greek striker Apostolos Vellios and Finnish defender Thomas Lam to the City Ground as signing number three this summer.

Apostolos Vellios celebrates scoring Everton's first goal

Hildeberto, who is yet to appear for Benfica's first team, can play in a variety of positions, including in central midfield, on the wing or up front.

He has also been capped by Portugal at under-18, 19 and 20 levels.

The Nottingham Post also reported that Charlton Athletic goalkeeper Stephen Henderson was close to agreeing a move to the Championship club.

Charlton Athletic's Stephen Henderson

It is claimed the 28-year-old will be allowed to leave the League One side, despite being their only senior option between the sticks.

Henderson, who has also played for Bristol City, Portsmouth and West Ham United, as a year to run on his contract at the Valley.

Nottingham Forest chairman Fawaz Al HasawiNottingham Forest chairman Fawaz Al Hasawi

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