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Lodi Says That ‘he Didn’t Think Twice’ And Explains The Reason For His Goodbye To Atlético

The left side of the Atletico Madrid, Renan Lodiit is already a new reinforcement of the Nottingham Foresta team that was promoted to the premier league, on loan for one season, both clubs reported this Monday. The Foresttwo times champion of Europewill pay an initial loan installment valued at €5m for the 24-year-old Brazilian international, with a €30m purchase option at the end of the season.

The player granted his first interview, already in England and explained that he is happy for this new stage. “First of all, I am very happy to be here, Forest It is an extraordinary team in English football and a very big club,” Lodi told Forest’s official website.

“I am very excited about the opportunity and really looking forward to starting training, meeting my teammates and having a series of games. I feel very happy today,” he continued to add: “The club trusted me a lot from the first contact we had. They made a great effort for me to be here today. When the offer came I didn’t have to think twice about coming here to show what I can do.”

The player was already in the stands of his new stadium, this weekend, and was impressed by what he saw. “I’m really excited about the intensity of the game. It’s a strong and physical game. I’m sure it will really suit my style of play. I’m really looking forward to training with my teammates and getting a chance to play,” he commented.

The player surprised a bit by saying that among the titles achieved, the one achieved with the Paranaense outranked The league achieved with Athletic: “The highlight of my career was winning the South American Cup in 2018 with the Athletic Paranaense. Then I won another very important trophy which was the Spanish league title with Atletico Madrid, but the victory of 2018 is very close to my heart. We just made it to the first team and managed to lift this trophy.”


The Brazilian side recognized what has been his great motivation to leave the Athletic. “I would like to write my name in the history of the club. I want Nottingham to remain in the first division, the premier league. It is a huge and ambitious club. My main goal is also to go to the World Cup, representing Nottingham Forest with the Brazilian national team and on the world stage. This club showed total faith in me and I want to give something back to them too,” he said.

Before the signing became official, Lodi also agreed to renew his contract with the Athletic until 2026. The Brazilian arrived at Madrid in 2019 from the Athletic Paranaense for 25 million euros and was consolidated in the selection of Brazilplaying 15 games under coach Tite.

He played 118 games with the team The leaguescoring six goals and dishing out 10 assists, but fell out of favor with manager Diego Simeone last season after he switched to three central defenders. I gave it tried to get out of Athletic in order to aspire to a place in the Brazilian team for the Qatar World Cup.

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