Given the volume of transfers that we’ve completed in the transfer window, it’s only natural to expect departures. The latest player that has left the City Ground is Barrie McKay.
As was officially confirmed today, Barri McKay has left the club and has joined Swansea City for an undisclosed fee. The 23-year-old departs only a year after he joined Forest from Rangers. In his first and only season with us, the Scotsman amassed 26 appearances, scoring an acceptable total of five goals.
Given the fact that the likes of Dias and Carvalho have joined the club, the winger’s involvement would have been significantly reduced had he opted to stay this season.
Here’s how Forest supporters responded to his departure on Twitter.
Barrie. Well, we all at #NFFC know you have bundles of talent. This was shown under Warburton. That’s wasn’t the case with Aitor but don’t let that effect your career. I wish you all the best at Swansea City because you are talented. Just don’t score against Forest mate lol!
— Brian (@Brian19791980) July 31, 2018
— redlead3r (@Nowthen0717) July 31, 2018
on his day he was the Scottish Messi, that day just didn't happen to often
— Joe (@jastanden) July 31, 2018
Twice a season
— Karxnka (@Karxnka) July 31, 2018
Good call had the potential to be a good player. Never had the potential to be a great player.
— NFFC (@davewilco) July 31, 2018
Shame because when on form he is top notch. Just never happened enough
— Andrew (@Nesto25) July 31, 2018
Getting far too much stick considering we still have players like Zach Clough on the books. McKay was great under Warburton and always put 100% in on the pitch. Good luck at Swansea.
— Matt (@matt_sudbury) July 31, 2018
All the best Barrie! Shame it didn’t work out at @NFFC on form you were brilliant!!
— Tracey M (@traceymillar64) July 31, 2018
As the Forest supporters established on Twitter, McKay is unequivocally talented, but he was far too inconsistent, which is a real shame. Had he been able to correct his mentality and perform to the best of his abilities on a consistent basis, then he could have become a truly special player.
What are your thoughts? Let us know!