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Nottingham Forest’s new signing tries showing off skateboard skills in city centre prior announcement

Nottingham Forest’s new signing Gustavo Scarpa randomly tries showing off his skateboard skills in the city centre prior his announcement.

The Brazil international spent his Saturday getting familiar with Nottingham City Centre by riding around on his signature skateboard, trying to pull off some tricks but couldn’t impress the locals as such.

No one seemingly had a clue who he is, as they continue to walk in and around his little stunt, one lady not looking impressed as he came close to going straight into her.

He flew to England earlier this week, uploading a photo to Instagram on the 1st of December showing himself standing between two huge suitcases outside an airport and went on to documented his time in the East Midlands.

On Friday, Scarpa also posed for a selfie near the All Bar One on Weekday Cross and then shots of the club’s training ground in West Bridgford.

He had another selfie, with the caption “it’s happening”, showing the player in the club’s training gear.

He made a surprise appearance in the stands for the club’s friendly against Stoke City at Loughborough University Stadium against Stoke City, posting a photo of the four-degree temperature and an emoji displaying just how cold he was before posing for a photo with representatives from his FFP Agency.

After the game, Scarpa took a picture of The Wheel of Nottingham and the rest of Winter Wonderland in Old Market Square, eating a crepe then on Saturday morning, Scarpa made his way to the city centre, brought along his skateboard which has a graphic of Rio de Janeiro’s Christ the Redeemer statue on it and a new video showed the player riding around and pulling off a selection of tricks with a crowd looking like forming around him.

On Sunday, Nottingham Forest confirmed the signing for Scarpa.

CLUB STATEMENT:

The 28-year-old will join the Club on 1 January 2023 following the expiration of his contract at Palmeiras and has agreed a deal that will run until June 2026.

The attacking midfielder spent four seasons with Palmeiras, making a total of 211 appearances and scoring 37 goals. He signed off his final campaign by helping them to their 11th Brazilian Série A title last month and winning the division’s Golden Ball award.

Capped once by the Brazil national team, Gustavo will be part of The Reds’ squad that travels to Athens for a six-day training camp next week, as Steve Cooper’s side take on Greek Super League duo Atromitos and Olympiacos on Tuesday 6th and Saturday 10th December respectively.

“I’m very happy to be here, it’s a dream for me,” said Gustavo.

“It’s a new challenge and I can’t wait for it to begin. It’s always been an ambition since I was a little kid to play in Europe, and my dream is to play in the Premier League.

“I’m a technical player but also I’ve developed my game defensively over the past couple of seasons. I’m very dedicated, hard-working and I’m excited to get started now.”

This is what fans said as Nottingham Forest’s new signing tries showing off his skateboard skills in the city centre prior official announcement…

@NicholasTDoyle: Going to found with a broken ankle down Sneinton Market ending his #nffc career, you can see it now.

@SEPliberta: take good care of him, we Palmeiras fans love Scarpa, he was the best player in Brazil, a left-hander who takes free kicks and distributes assists in addition to being charismatic

@nffcalways1: I think Scarpa and Lingard are going to be best IG friends 😂 #nffc

@dheason: Is it possible to love a player you’ve never seen this much?!

@angiechambo: He was in the Forest shop earlier today and was so nice having pictures taken with all who asked ⚽️⚽️

@Willh1985: Showing that footballers are human and do the things everyday people do.

@matthnrq1991: Forest got a great player and a greater character. Enjoy and take care of him, we’ll miss Scarpa a lot.

@NeilOB9: These Forest fans are getting a good player, if they use him right he could be one of the best playmakers in the league.

@Ollie_Kermit: Someone take him down Sneinton Market X

@SarcasticForest: It’s annoying me how people walking by are completely oblivious to the fact they’re breathing the same air as the next Pele

@jackderby1996: Love the new Nottingham forest player already #nffc ❤️🔴⚪️⚽️😅

@_SamMarriott: Build him a statue already.

@Adam_Kemp: This is absolutely fucking fantastic

@BigAl1865: Cloughie would be dragging him back to his hotel via his ear… ‘You’re here to keep Forest in the premier league son, not skateboard’ 🤣 #nffc

@JackElliott: I’ve never fallen in love so quickly bro he actually lives rent free in my head

@AO1865: He needs his own chant, now.

@Nai1951: Love this guy and he’s not even kicked a ball for us yet 🤣😍

@white7980: Living his best life 😂 #nffc

@TJ_DCFC: Freddie Slater from Eastenders 😂😂

@dudubraga007: Best player from Brazil Série A in 2022. He loves skateboard and wakeboard. His kicking abilities are insane.

@laurence_salmon: Breaking; Scarpa out for season with double ankle fracture 😜

@wanzinhaaa: Take care of Scarpinha! You guys will have the best corner kicks ever! You’ll see !

@andybutts1964: What a great guy, looking forward to seeing him play 👍

@JakeLowe93: It’s all fun and games until Sheila from Hucknall has a go at him and tells him “you can’t do that here mi duck”

@wildwooo: Love him already!

@CraSh_Williams: Loving this guy 😍

@Robbosleftpeg: what are Marco and Leonel doing in Nottingham. Bit far from home #BreakingBad

@Emmerson4: I do love that but equally don’t want him to do his ankle in either 😅 sorry for being the party pooper

@MartinBrailsfo8: This is what we are missing a bit from last year. Some normal close to the public type behaviour. Great to see.

@lee53410382: Quality…. Looks like we’ve got a player that enjoys life and is going to be fun in and around the dressing room 🙈😊

@JPFOREST80: Jesus be careful of those ankles 😬

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