NOTTINGHAM FOREST are set to make their 17th summer signing this transfer window after agreeing terms with Bordeaux over Hwang Ui-jo.
But they will bizarrely loan the straight out to owner Evangelos Marinakis other side Olympiakos.
Fabrizio Romano reports Forest have agreed a £4million deal with Bordeaux for the South Korean.
Hwang scored 11 goals in 32 appearances last season but could not save Bordeaux from relegation from Ligue 1.
And the 29-year-old will seemingly not be available for Forest's own survival bid this season as he heads straight for a year with the Greek champions.
Hwang will be the latest signing in a prolific summer for big-spending Forest after their surprise promotion from the Championship.
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And, according to the Mail, Blackpool winger Josh Bowler could be next in a similar arrangement, but a fee is yet to be determined.
As soon as Forest achieved Premier League status, their Greek owner set out this project to make huge transfer investment in his club.
Morgan Gibbs-White, Jesse Lingard, Taiwo Awoniyi, Emmanuel Dennis and Neco Williams are just a few of the major incomings.
The most expensive transfer was that of Gibbs-White, which cost the club a record fee of £44.5 million.
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The 22-year-old picked up an injury during the clash against Everton on Saturday, which saw them finish in a draw of 1-1.
Steve Cooper's side are yet to find out whether the midfielder will be available to face Tottenham on Sunday.
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