Date: 6th July 2019 at 6:48pm
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Nottingham Forest confirmed the departure of Jorge Grant on Friday, with the midfielder joining Lincoln City on a permanent deal. His exit came as no surprise given his lack of first-team football at the City Ground, but it was nevertheless the right decision made.

Grant joined Forest from the Nike Academy in 2013 and has gone on to make only 20 appearances in all competitions. The 24-year-old has spent the last two-and-a-half years loaned out to a number of clubs and hasn’t featured for the Reds since December 2016.

He’s had stints at Notts County (January 31, 2017 – May 31, 2017), Luton Town (July 6, 2018 – January 7, 2019) and Mansfield Town (January 14, 2019 – May 31, 2019) but never impressed enough on loan to earn himself a reprieve in the Forest first-team.

Aitor Karanka and Martin O’Neill considered Grant surplus to requirements, and Sabri Lamouchi seems to agree. Forest have offloaded the midfielder permanently, received undisclosed funds from Lincoln and will save money from his wages too.

Making money for a player who’s been on the periphery for nearly three years is great news for Forest fans, so the backroom team deserve some credit.

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One Reply to “Opinion: Nottingham Forest made the right decision selling 24-year-old”

  • He obviously has talent and several of his Notts County goals were very good free kicks which would have graced any division, but he tends to drift in and out of games. That’s not a terrible thing if it results in goals, but it’s a luxury a lot of teams can’t afford if it doesn’t pay off. Good luck to him at Lincoln.

    Tyler Walker next? We all like the idea of him carrying on the family tradition, but we have to forget sentiment and ask is he really good enough for the first team? Ryan Yates could be on the list too, but I think he’s the best thing to come out of the academy in years and looks set for greater things – hopefully at Forest

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