Nottingham Forest left-back Armand Traore could be on his way out of the City Ground in a surprise late development from the Championship outfit, according to a reliable journalist.
Paul Taylor, a journalist at the Nottingham Post Tweeted that there was a possibility that the defender could exit, even if there were no offers for the player.
— Paul Taylor (@nottmtails) January 31, 2018
Only yesterday, the Reds announced the signing of Portuguese centre-back Tobias Figueiredo as it looked as though the club were addressing their defensive issues.
Traore has found himself sat on the bench more and more often this season and after being used as only a bit part player in the 19 outings he has made this season, Karanka may see fit to offload the defender now.
Football Insider verdict:
Forest should hang onto the 28-year-old as he is a useful player to have in the squad. Traore’s defensive capabilities may be questionable as he is too easily caught out of possession but he can offer a very good outlet going forward. Karanka needs defenders so it would only really make sense to keep hold of Senegal international, particularly with Forest’s defensive record, which looked all at sea in their defeat to Preston North End on Tuesday night – and that was on the back of a fantastic victory against Wolverhampton Wanderers.
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