Report: Nottingham Forest fly in Juan Fuentes ahead of potential free transfer

General View of the the Brian Clough stand before the Sky Bet Championship match between Nottingham Forest and Middlesbrough at City Ground on August 19, 2017 in Nottingham, England.

It is claimed that Nottingham Forest want to assess his overall fitness before committing to a deal.

Jese Rodriguez of Real Madrid crosses the ball while being challenged by Juan Fuentes of Espanyol during the La Liga match between Real Madrid CF v Real CD Espanyol at Estadio Santiago...

Nottingham Forest have flown in Spanish left-back Juan Fuentes ahead of a potential free transfer to the City Ground, according to The Sun.

The report claims Fuentes hopes to secure a contract with Forest, who allowed Armand Traore to leave for Cardiff City last week.

It adds, however, that the Reds - whose manager Aitor Karanka is also Spanish - want to assess his overall fitness before committing to a deal.

Nottingham Forest's manager Aitor Karanka looks on during the Emirates FA Cup Fourth Round match between Hull City and Nottingham Forest at KCOM Stadium on January 27, 2018 in Hull,...

Fuentes has made 84 appearances in Spain's top flight for Espanyol and Osasuna, who released him last summer.

Before joining Espanyol, the 28-year-old was on Cordoba's books - the same club from which Nottingham Forest signed another Spanish left-back, Dani Pinillos, who is now a Barnsley player.

Another deal in doubt?

Forest have also been linked with moves for Stefanos Kapino, a Greek international goalkeeper, and Javier Garrdio, the former Manchester City left-back - both of whom are available on free transfers.

Javier Garrido of Manchester City scores his side's second goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Manchester City at Molineaux on December 28,...

The latter deal would surely be in doubt, however, should the Reds pursue their interest in Fuentes any further.

Would Fuentes be a good signing for Nottingham Forest?

 

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