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Nottingham Forest Announces the Signing of João Carvalho & Diogo Gonçalves from Benfica

Championship club Nottingham Forest have been reported to have all agreed deal with Benfica to sign midfielder João Carvalho on a permanent deal and Diogo Gonçalves on a season-long loan deal.

Sky Sports are currently reporting that Forest will be smashing club record fee previously set by Britt Assombalonga of £6.2 million.

Carvalho has represented his country Portugal in all levels including the Senior national team, following his impressive performances over the years with Benfica and was deemed one of the brightest future prospects in Europe.

The 21-year-old is joined by his team-mate Diogo Gonçalves, who will be on a season-long loan deal instead according to the Nottingham Forest official website.

“Nottingham Forest are delighted to announce that the club have agreed to sign Portuguese duo João Carvalho and Diogo Gonçalves from Benfica,” Nottingham wrote on their website.

“Attacking midfielder Carvalho, 21, has agreed to join The Reds for a club-record fee and will put pen to paper on a five-year deal from 1st July.

“Gonçalves, also 21, is a winger and will join Aitor Karanka’s side on a season-long loan deal from 1st July with the option to make it a permanent transfer at the end of the 2018-19 season.”

With both players being represented by prolific agent, Jorge Mendes, who works closely with Wolverhampton Wanderers in the past months to help fish out Portuguese young talents to their club.

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