Forest signed Scarpa from Palmeiras in January 2023. He had just won the Golden Ball Award and arrived on a free transfert the 29-year-old was expected to be a useful signing for the Reds but Scarpa hasn’t really taken to life in England.
After a deal had been agreed between Forest and Scarpa, the forward chose to complete a title race with Palmeiras first.
The player made 212 appearances for the Brazilian outfit and moved to them from Fluminense.
He’s been a bit of a late bloomer in terms of coming to Europe and his dream has quickly become a nightmare, in truth.
He called the player ‘fantastic’ on Match of the Day and it was arguably the player’s best performance.
Ryan Yates is a huge fan of Scarpa too. He called him a ‘breath of fresh air’ and he was a popular figure in the dressing room.
Who Scored lists crossing, key passes and long-shots among the strengths that Scarpa can display.
Several clubs are thought to be keen on signing the versatile forward when the transfer window reopens.
Atletico Mineiro were the latest club to come forward and on Friday it was claimed that Scarpa had agreed to join.
That could be wide of the mark though, with fresh reports from Goal Brazil now claiming that he wants to finish his loan with Olympiacos.
Last month it was claimed that a number of Brazilian clubs might be interested in Scarpa.
However, the £30,000-a-week wage packet that he gets from Forest is problematic in his homeland and interested parties would only go for a loan deal.
Scarpa has also been linked with Besiktas. The Turkish outfit were keen before he moved to Olympiacos but their interest may have cooled now.
It’s also been claimed in recent weeks that Forest may look to use Scarpa as a bit of a bartering chip.
The Reds are trying to smooth things with Fluminense over a deal for Nino and it’s been mooted that Scarpa might be offered in that deal.
It’s been mentioned that Forest do want to make a profit on Scarpa. He cost the club nothing and a £5 million valuation has been placed on his head, according to UOL.
Forest might be facing a battle to recoup that amount. Any interest right now appears to be for loan deals and that won’t excite the Reds.
The Reds will need him to kick on at Olympiacos and only then might Forest be able to demand such a fee for Scarpa.
He’s never caused an ounce of trouble at Forest but ultimately, he’s always had better players ahead of him.
Scarpa is a number 10 by trade and last season he was never going to oust Morgan Gibbs-White from that spot.
He made 10 appearances for Forest without registering a goal or assist in the Premier League.
That perhaps doesn’t tell a full story though and he was unfortunate during his time at the club.
He picked up an injury that ended his season and prior to that, he was forced back to Brazil to sort out some scam that he’d fallen victim to.
Ultimately, Forest haven’t lost out on too much by signing Scarpa.
Okay, he’s earned a sizeable wage from Forest but the signing of the Brazilian was at least a calculated risk.
The challenge for the player now is to step things up at Olympiacos.
If he can do that, he will hope to earn another move somewhere else in Europe when the summer transfer window opens.