Championship outfit Nottingham Forest have began their cull of players after the club announced on their official website that winger Mustapha Carayol has departed the City Ground by mutual consent.
The 29-year-old joined the Reds in 2016 and made 38 appearances for the club, scoring three goals in the process – his last coming in September in a 2-1 defeat against Wolverhampton Wanderers.
It remains to be seen whether Carayol will sign for another club before tonight’s 11pm deadline, but his decision to walk away from Nottingham Forest makes it the second time that he has left a club managed by Aitor Karanka.
The Spaniard was in charge at Middlesbrough when Carayol penned terms at the City Ground in August 2016 and clearly isn’t fancied by the Forest boss.
Carayol might be best remembered by the Forest faithful for netting two vital goals in a 3-2 win over Reading back in April – a win that had a massive say in Forest surviving relegation into League One at the end of the campaign.
Mustapha Carayol was like Marmite with the Nottingham Forest supporters but in large I don’t think too many people will lose sleep over his departure.
If Forest are to progress as a football club then it has to be said that players like Carayol are simply not good enough to be carried any longer.
Forest fans will be hopeful that the decision to terminate the winger’s contract, will free up some of the club’s budget to get a few more players signed up.
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