Nottingham Forest striker Lewis Grabban was reportedly keen to move to Qatari side Al Duhail but changed his mind after talks in which the club outlined how much they needed him.
Reports over the weekend indicated that former Reds boss Sabri Lamouchi, who is now in charge of the Al Duhail, wanted to sign Grabban ahead of the October 25th transfer deadline for Qatari clubs but a move never materialised.
According to the Nottingham Post, the 32-year-old was initially keen on the move that would’ve seen him leave the City Ground but changed his mind after talks with Forest.
It is understood that the East Midlands club outlined how important a player he was to them.
Grabban fired in 37 goals in his first two seasons at the club but has struggled this term.
With Lyle Taylor, Alex Mighten and Miguel Ángel Guerrero also in Chris Hughton’s squad, you feel Grabban may lose his place in the starting XI as the Reds face Luton Town in pursuit of their second win of the season tomorrow.
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It’s interesting to get some insight into the circumstances that saw Grabban stay at Forest after recent reports of a potential move away.
It would’ve been quite the story had Lamouchi pinched the Reds’ first-choice striker less than a month after being sacked but the East Midlands club managed to hold onto the 32-year-old.
Grabban has started the season poorly but we’ve seen in the past that once he gets going he can be a very difficult man for opposition defences to stop, so he could yet still play a key part this term.