Nottingham Forest’s stunning summer transfer window continues with the signing of Renan Lodi, their biggest deal to date – while their spending is the second highest across Europe.
Renan Lodi is worth €35m which is the highest value in the entire team, according to the FootballTransfers algorithm, as the Reds continue to make waves in the transfer market.
The full-back is the Midlands giants’ 18th signing – with their full spending total for this window coming to €164m – an amount only surpassed by Chelsea, who spent €211m.
As revealed by FootballTransfers exclusively, the 24-year-old is on a season-long loan deal from Atletico, with an option to eventually buy for €30m.
A €5m loan fee for the Brazil international will be paid 15 times and the Reds have also reportedly included an option to sign the defender permanently for €30m next summer, we understand.
Lodi joined Forrest as he was looking for playing time, as the player had ambitions of playing in the upcoming World Cup for Brazil.
Despite playing 29 La Liga matches last season, Lodi only managed to get 1,181 minutes on the field.
Lodi’s new contract at Atletico
FootballTransfers can confirm that Lodi will be available for the upcoming match against Manchester City at the Etihad and that he will be registered as an official player on Tuesday.
The defender is happy to be with the Reds and has thoroughly enjoyed his first two days of training under Steve Cooper.
The hope is that he can excel as much as possible to achieve the top class for the Brazilian national team.
We also understand that his signing of a new deal – a six-year contract – with Madrid was ‘natural’ and was done only to make a potential permanent move to Forrest more feasible for both sides in the future.
On the performances he made for his home country, Lodi told FIFA.com: “I’m about to become another striker! I have more freedom to attack with Seleção. It’s not like that in my team. I really enjoyed it. But with Tite, he asks me to move on. forward, yes, but also to always maintain my defensive responsibilities.”
Lodi continued: “I played for Atlético Paranaense at every youth level. I always dreamed of being called up by Selecao – at U-15, U-17, U-20 and senior level. Every time Selecao was called up at youth level, I was upped My hopes and I feel really sad when I was not called up. But I always kept my focus on turning professional with Atlético Paranaense and, God willing, reaching the first Selecao.”