Date: 29th April 2019 at 4:10pm
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Despite getting playing time in recent weeks Karim Ansarifard has an uncertain future at Nottingham Forest. The 29-year-old joined on a free transfer in November and has racked up just 287 minutes of playing time, stretched out over 11 Championship appearances. And according to Greek outlet Sports DNA, Ansarifard is considering his future due to the lack of opportunities.

The Iranian international has struggled for appearances due to the stiff competition for places – Lewis Grabban, Daryl Murphy, Leo Bonatini – and has only found the back of the net on two occasions. With Tyler Walker expected to return to the first-team next season and Hillal Soudani recovering from injury, Ansarifard will have a difficult task to get regular minutes.

Forest may not push the centre-forward out the door given he came to the club off the back of 22 goals in 48 games for Olympiacos (January 2017 – August 2018), but Ansarifard could take matters into his own hands if he remains on the periphery in 2019/20. SDNA believe he won’t settle for being on the bench or out of the matchday squad and is open to a move.

The 29-year-old was linked with a move to Besiktas in 2018, but it’s unknown if they would return for him this summer.

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