One-time Nottingham Forest target Sheraldo Becker scored a double in Union Berlin’s thrilling Champions League game against Braga last night.
The 28-year-old forward scored twice in the first half to give the German side the lead, before Braga produced a sensational comeback, scoring a winner in the 94th minute of the match.
Becker showed great pace and composure for both of his goals, one of the reasons that Forest were interested in bringing the Suriname international to the City Ground.
The Union Berlin forward played with current Reds striker Taiwo Awoniyi in the Bundesliga, a duo that would’ve certainly caused the Premier League issues had Becker joined the Reds.
Nottingham Forest wanted to sign Sheraldo Becker
Steve Cooper’s side were interested in signing the forward back in January last season, but no deal was agreed with the German side.
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German outlet Bild confirmed that the 28-year-old was available for £13 million, but the Reds never met Union’s valuation for their star man.
Becker would’ve added pace and directness into the Forest forward line.
The striker clocked a speed of 22.72 mph, the third-fastest speed ever clocked by a player in Bundesliga history.
The opportunity to sign Becker has certainly passed
After the arrival of Callum Hudson-Odoi and Anthony Elanga in wide areas, the opportunity to bring Becker to the City Ground has undoubtedly passed.
Hudson-Odoi and Elanga are 22 and 21 respectively with the pair seen as instant impact players but also ones for the future.
They’ll be given play time in order to progress and develop further, with the arrival of someone like Becker hindering their progression after solid starts to the campaign.