Nottingham Forest announce the signing of Palmeiras star Gustavo Scarpa on a three-year contract… after he was seen showing off his fancy footwork while performing kick-flips on a SKATEBOARD in Nottingham city center
- Nottingham Forest have announced the signing of Brazilian Gustavo Scarpa
- The midfielder was seen performing kick-flips on his skateboard in Nottingham
- He will join the club in January following the expiry of his contract at Palmeiras
- The 28-year-old also helped Palmeiras lift their 11th Serie A title this season
- He will join the club on a three-year contract until the end of the 2026 season
Nottingham Forest have announced the signing of Brazilian attacking midfielder Gustavo Scarpa from Palmeiras, who has been seen skateboarding around his new hometown.
The 28-year-old will join Steve Cooper’s side in January after his contract with the Brazilian club expires and has agreed a deal that will keep him at The Tricky Trees until 2026.
After spending four seasons at Palmeiras, Scarpa has provided 37 goals and 51 assists in 211 games and recently helped the club secure their 11th Serie A title, while also claiming the division’s Golden Boot award.
Scarpa (pictured) recently won the Brazil Serie A with Palmeiras and the league’s Golden Boot
Despite spending over £140m on new signings this season, Forest have certainly made a smart case in signing Scarpa on a free transfer.
And it seems the midfielder is keen to settle into his new home after he was hilariously spotted skateboarding around Nottingham city center yesterday, trying not to ride into shoppers as he showed off some neat footwork with a few kicks.
“I’m very happy to be here, it’s a dream for me,” he told the club’s website.
“It’s a new challenge and I can’t wait for it to begin. It has always been an ambition since I was a little boy to play in Europe and my dream is to play in the Premier League.
– I am a technical player, but I have also developed my game defensively in recent seasons. I am very dedicated, hardworking and I am excited to get started now.’
Scarpa has proved a lethal threat for Palmeiras scoring 37 times in 211 games
Scarpa will be the 24th signing Steve Cooper (pictured) has made this season
He becomes the 24th signing the club have made this season after Cooper’s side were promoted to the Premier League earlier this year.
But after their 23-year wait to return to the top flight, the club have struggled to find their feet, sitting third from bottom after winning just three games this season.
Despite a couple of big wins against Liverpool, West Ham and Crystal Palace, Forest are still short of goals and perhaps the addition of Scarpa will help them become more of a threat up top.