Nottingham Forest could be prepared to let three fringe players leave during the January transfer window, with the Daily Mirror (4/12; page 49) reporting that Zach Clough, Claudio Yacob and Michael Hefele could all move on.
Sabri Lamouchi’s men have made an extremely promising start to the season. Forest are fourth in the table and will go third with an emphatic win when they face Millwall on Friday.
Unsurprisingly, the club are preparing to use the January transfer window to bolster their ranks. And it appears that that will open the door for those on the periphery of the squad to move on.
The Daily Mirror (4/12; page 49) reports that Clough, Yacob and Hefele could all leave the City Ground. All three men are still waiting for their first appearances of the season.
The greatest disappointment of the three is surely Clough. As reported by the Nottingham Post, Forest paid £3 million to sign him from Bolton Wanderers when he looked to be one of the most exciting talents anywhere in the Football League.
Now 24, Clough has scored four league goals in 27 appearances for the club. And he has spent much of his spell out on loan.
Hefele’s time with Forest has been plagued by injury with the defender not playing since New Year’s Day.
Yacob looked to be a shrewd signing after arriving on a free transfer. But Forest’s form this term suggests that he should not be missed too much if he does move on.