Gunter move is permanent!

I was positively excited at the prospect of Gunter coming on a season-long loan, to have agreed a fee of £1.75m to bring him to the City Ground permanently has illicited perhaps the nearest is bloody amazing! We have agreed personal terms with the defender, and the deal is just awaiting a medical to be completed.

To say the lad only made eight appearances for us at the end of last season, he made a big impression – and I’m sure just like me Forest fans will be thrilled he looks set to move to us on a permanent basis.  According to Vital Forest, this isn’t the only exciting news to come – with strong rumours of Dexter Blackstock too agreeing to return permanently after last season’s loan stint.

Certainly the last part (which admittedly isn’t claimed as confirmed) regarding the move for Coventry’s Danny Fox and Elliot Ward is interesting – I’m still of a mind that we need to sign a left back and a centreback, assuming of course there are no last minute hitches with Gunter and McKenna signing on.  Clearly with attempts to sign Barker and bids for Fox, it would seen the powers-that-be have similar thoughts.

Gunter back for another loan stint?

gunterAccording to The Daily Mail, we are set to loan Gunter from Tottenham Hotspur for the whole of next season.  Fantastic news if true, I was incredibly impressed with Chris in his time with us next season, and would be massively pleased to see him in a Forest shirt again.  Hopefully – if true – it would involve some kind of first-refusal purchase opportunity too.

With a bit of luck the news will be announced tomorrow and we can breathe a little easier with our lack of defensive strengthening so far.  If he does sign, I’d like to see Gunter at right back, not shoehorned into the right-footed left back role, which means we still definitely have a glaring vacancy on the opposite fullback berth until Bennett returns from injury.

So hopefully some good news, certainly whisperings I’ve heard suggested that he was on his way back here – and that came indirectly from Tottenham-based sources (very indirectly, I should qualify!), so hopefully the Daily Mail have some kind of inside scoop and are reporting accurate news!

I dearly hope I’m not being premature in saying a big WELCOME BACK CHRIS!