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Nottingham Forest player attracting interest as summer exit looms

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Nottingham Forest full back Armand Traore is attracting interest from Turkish side Antalyaspor, according to Turkish outlet Fanatik.

According to the report, Antalyaspor are close to agreeing on personal terms with the 28-year-old, who was a product of the Arsenal academy. He left the Gunners in 2011 having failed to break into the first-team, linking up with Neil Warnock at QPR.

He joined Forest after five seasons with QPR, but made just 30 appearances during his stay at the City Ground. Last season he was loaned to Cardiff City, once again linking up with Warnock, but played just four times as they earned a Premier League promotion.

Traore once spent time on loan with Italian giants Juventus, but appears to have been deemed surplus to requirements under Aitor Karanka despite having a year left to run on his current deal.

He’s been capped by France at U19 and U21 level, but switched to represent Senegal in 2011. He’s earned five caps for his country but hasn’t played since 2013.

The Verdict

A move away from Forest is best for all parties, it seems as though Traore isn’t going to get game time, especially as Aitor Karanka is recruiting relentlessly.

If a deal shifts him off the wage bill and gives him a chance to build his career back up, then it will surely suit both parties. At 28 he must surely still harbour ambitions of representing Senegal having missed out on the World Cup.


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