Released Mike Havenaar is perfect embargo signing for Nottingham Forest

Nottingham Forest may need to bring in a free agent before midnight tonight, is Mike Havenaar the perfect option.

Three Championship sides were recently slapped with Transfer Embargoes by the Football League, after failure to comply with FFP regulations.

Leeds United, Nottingham Forest and Blackburn Rovers were the teams in question and those embargoes kick in tomorrow. That means should they want to snap up a free transfer signing, now is the time to do so.

It just so happens that Nottingham Forest should do that with a player who has suddenly become available.

Prior to his summer move to promoted La Liga side Cordoba Mike Havenaar was a goalscoring fiend in his adopted Japanese homeland and Dutch heritage Eredivisie.

Last season he scored 10 goals for Vitesse Arnhem and netted 26 times in 79 games for the club after scoring 37 in 63 games for Ventforet Kofu in Japan.

The giant striker is also a Japanese international, scoring four goals in 17 caps.

So he is certainly an excellent option.

But the big man struggled in Spain, failing to score for Cordoba in just five appearances and yesterday he was released early from his two-year deal.

Forest are lacking in the striking department and it is clear that they cannot simply rely on Britt Assombalonga to score all of their goals this season. With the embargo approaching, they could do a lot worse then bringin in Havenaar in the next eight hours.

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