According to DZFoot, Idris Kadded has signed a professional contract with Nottingham Forest. The 20-year-old had been without a club after leaving Dundee United over the summer and has recently spent time with Forest’s u23s side. Kadded’s youth career started at Nice, and he’s gone on to play for ES Troyes AC, Nizza and FC Vaulx-en-Velin. The striker has been unable to nail down a long-term spot in any side, however.
Despite Aitor Karanka’s lack of attacking depth, Kadded is unlikely to push for a place in the Forest first-team and may go straight into the u23 side. His struggles for minutes at Dundee United show he’s not ready for Championship football, so supporters might not see the Frenchman in the senior squad for some time. Reports suggest he’s only signed a six-month deal, but that might be up for extension if he impresses.
With Lewis Grabban, Daryl Murphy, Karim Ansarifard and Hilel Soudani for attacking options in the Forest first-team, gametime will be hard to come by for Kadded. His best bet is to work in the reserves and hope he can stand out to earn himself a contract extension when the season comes to a close.
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