Nottingham Forest fans on Twitter have been reacting to their reported interest in Uruguayan striker Leonardo Ulloa.
The Reds are rather light up top as their backup options are an inexperienced Rafa Mir and a 36-year-old Daryl Murphy. However, despite the East Midlands club’s apparent need for a striker the fanbase don’t want to see Ulloa sign.
The striker has, of course, played in this country before enjoying spells with both Brighton and Leicester City.
He was solid during his time in England as well. He netted 28 goals in 70 appearances for the Seagulls before scoring some important goals for Leicester as they won the Premier League in the 2015/16 season.
Many Forest supporters were happy to acknowledge the talent that Ulloa once possessed, but some believe that at the age of 33 he won’t have much to offer their squad.
Fife years too late. Always the way with Forest. This is why we will be mid table at best.
— Blads (@84Blads) August 5, 2019
5 years ago I would snap my hand off for him but he’s past it now.
— Sam Langley (@SNffc93) August 5, 2019
Past his best for me
— ian broomfield (@ianbroomfield1) August 5, 2019
Good player but too old, we need to be spending good money on someone of his quality in their 20’s. We’re making the same mistakes over and over again.
— Nick (@Nick_Doom) August 5, 2019
Other fans weren’t so kind when talking about his potential arrival. A couple of fans outright stated that the club should avoid bringing in the attacker.
No sooner have Gail Platt
— Sienna James (@5067f309729d450) August 5, 2019
Ulloa is someone we have to avoid seriously forest please forget this player please #NFFC
— Kieren (@kingkieren10) August 5, 2019
Separate sections of the fanbase stated that their frontline needs an injection of pace, and at the age of 33, Ulloa simply doesn’t have the speed that many Reds followers think is necessary.
We need PACE up front #nffc
— Ryan O’Connor (@superry82) August 5, 2019
Here we go again ex premier old and slow not for me plenty of young hungry fast players in the lower leagues
— Steven McNamara (@X2Agent) August 5, 2019
Need pace and proven goalscorer
— Caz (@Caz_NFFC) August 5, 2019