By Danny Wright

16th May, 2017 | 9:14am

Nottingham Forest 24-year-old posts heartfelt message as exit is confirmed

By Danny Wright

Dani Pinillos has admitted it’s “a pity” he will be leaving Nottingham Forest and says the club will always be his “second home”.

The 24-year-old will be released by the East Midlands club when his contract expires in June.

He will now be able to look for a new club with the Sun reporting in their paper edition on 7 May (page 63) that Wolves are in the driving seat to capture his signature.

Pinillos scored and supplied an assist in Mark Warburton’s first game in charge at the City Ground, but he went on to make just four more appearances for the ex-Rangers boss and was left out of the squad for the win over Ipswich on the final day.

Warburton has already confirmed that the Spanish left-back will leave the Reds, and Pinillos was quick to express how gutted he felt after being told the news.

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“A pity to have to leave a club that has given me so much. I wish you all the best. Nottingham will always be my second home,” said the former Racing Santander man on his personal Twitter account on Monday.

Pinillos has made 35 appearances for Nottingham Forest in all competitions since joining from Spanish club Cordoba on a free transfer in July 2015 following their relegation from La Liga.

His only goal came in the 2-2 draw with Derby in Warburton’s first game at the club, but that has clearly had no impact on the former Brentford manager’s decision on Pinillos’ future.

Football Insider Verdict

Pinillos has been very unfortunate in his spell at the City Ground because he has not only had to play for a number of different managers, but he has also suffered with a number of injuries. A knee problem kept him sidelined in all but one match up until mid-January this season and since he’s returned he did quite well. He wrote his name into Forest folklore with the late goal against Derby and fans will probably be as gutted as the player is to leave the City Ground. Wolves would be a good option for Pinillos though, especially because they’re likely to have an influx of Spanish and Portuguese speaking players there due to Jorge Mendes’ grip on the club.

In other Nottingham Forest news, Kenny Burns has blasted this 29-year-old for getting a new contract.

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