Nottingham Forest have verbally agreed to sign free agent André Ayou until the end of the season.
sky sports news We understand Ayew is on Forest’s 25-squad list submitted to the Premier League this afternoon. Ayou, who played for Cooper at Swansea, was also reportedly interested in Everton on transfer deadline day.
However, it is not clear if boss Steve Cooper included Louis O’Brien on that list at the expense of one of the injured Forest players after his loan deal to Blackburn Rovers collapsed.
The situation is further complicated by Blackburn’s appeal against the EFL’s decision to deny the transfer applications of O’Brien and Rochdale’s Ethan Brierley on deadline day.
“One of the deals was a very ambitious target and it was confirmed late Tuesday afternoon that he was able to join us,” Blackburn said in a statement.
“Despite the club’s best efforts to complete all elements necessary for this loan transfer, due to events that we believe are outside of our control, the submission deadline has been delayed and the club Our application was today rejected by the EFL, despite stating a mitigating reason for the late submission.
“The prospective young player’s second contract application for permanent transfer was also delayed due to unsigned paperwork and technical problems faced by the club at the time of submission.
“Again, the EFL has not recognized these issues as an obstacle to timely submission of documents and has also rejected this application.
“The club has appealed the EFL’s decision to deny both applications and plans to submit its documents by the Tuesday, February 7 deadline.”
Forest’s loss to Manchester United in the Caribou Cup on Wednesday night, as well as FA Cup exit to Blackpool in January, mean there are no other games O’Brien could play if not in Forest’s Premier League squad. means no. list.
Forest signed PSG goalkeeper Keylor Navas, Newcastle midfielder Jonjo Shelby and Atlético Madrid defender Felipe all on deadline day, signing their 29th signing since the summer.
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