Nottingham Forest have told Harry Arter to find a new club before Monday’s 11pm deadline, according to Football Insider.
Arter spent last season on loan and Fulham, and was part of the team that won promotion to the Premier League via the play-offs.
However, after Scott Parker’s team decided against signing the midfielder on a permanent basis, the former Bournemouth man then joined Forest on a three-year deal.
But Arter’s opportunities have been limited under Chris Hughton – with the Republic of Ireland international making just eight starts in the Championship all season, and hasn’t featured in the league since the victory at Preston earlier this month.
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In fact, that two-minute cameo appearance at Deepdale is Arter’s only league outing since the defeat to Brentford in the middle of December.
And Football Insider believe that Arter will be therefore allowed to leave the City Ground before Monday’s deadline.
This is bizarre.
When Arter made the switch from Bournemouth last summer, it looked a really good fit for both parties.
But the 31-year-old was one of Sabri Lamouchi’s signings, and clearly isn’t fancied by Hughton.
And whilst it would appear quite rash to allow Arter to move on just four months after his arrival, if his game-time isn’t going to increase from now until the end of the season, it’s probably a wise decision for both parties to let him to leave this month.