Date: 20th November 2019 at 8:00am
Written by: Seb Franklin

Claudio Yacob was part of a Nottingham Forest XI that beat Notts County 3-2 in a behind closed door friendly and some fans believe the 32-year-old is still good enough to feature under Sabri Lamouchi. Yacob hasn’t played a single minute of football this season, but he still has a lot of support on social media.

The ball-winning midfielder joined Forest on a free transfer in September 2018 and has gone on to make 17 appearances in all competitions. Yacob’s last outing for the Reds came against Queens Park Rangers on April 27. He hasn’t made the matchday squad ever since and looks unlikely to play for the Reds again.

Should Claudio Yacob leave Nottingham Forest in January?

Yes

Yes

No

No

With Samba Sow, Alfa Semedo, Ben Watson, Ryan Yates and John Bostock for competition, Yacob is low down the pecking order. His contract expires next summer, but there’s a chance the midfielder could be offloaded in January. Forest tried to sell him to Olympiacos over the summer, but the deal fell through.

The East Midlands outfit may be putting Yacob in the shop window by featuring him in exhibition matches before the winter transfer window opens.

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