Darren Huckerby has stated that he almost signed for Nottingham Forest on a permanent basis, but the club eventually pulled out of the deal.
The former winger was at loan at Forest in 2003, and was outstanding in the short period of time that he had at the club.
He netted five times in nine games for Forest, and at one point it looked as though the club might be able to bring him in on a permanent deal from Manchester City.
Contract was already agreed, Forest pulled out https://t.co/csHZAf9U6I
— Darren Huckerby (@hucks6dh6) March 22, 2020
Huckerby tweeted that the contract was already signed, but that Forest pulled out of a deal to bring him to Nottingham.
He went on to sign for Norwich City and never looked back as he became a Canaries legend having got the club promoted following a fantastic season in the Championship.
The now 43-year-old is an academy coach at Norwich, and to this day is still a popular figure around East Anglia.
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Huckerby was simply brilliant during his time at Norwich, and he was one of the best players in the division for a lengthy period of time.
If Forest had managed to sign him on a permanent deal then they would have had one hell of a player on their hands, that would’ve helped that get close to promotion.
He often had a real desire to put the required amount of effort in, and his ability to play on the edge always made him a good player to watch.
He is now a coach at the Canaries, and there’s no reason why he can’t one day become a maneger in the game.