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Sporting Gijon are reportedly monitoring Nottingham Forest striker Miguel Angel Guerrero ahead of the January window.
The 30-year-old only joined in the summer but has been linked with a move away from the Reds in recent weeks and, according to Spanish journalist Juan Gancedo, the Segunda Division club are eyeing a loan move for him.
So, should Forest look to move him on in January?
We pressed our FLW writers for their thoughts…
This Guerrero situation is an interesting one.
Boasting an impressive CV, which includes goals in European football, the Spanish striker looked a good addition to the Forest ranks during the summer window, but it simply hasn’t worked out.
And whilst Forest would generally be quite short in the strike department if he was to leave – with only Lyle Taylor and Lewis Grabban in reserve – I doubt this would be too much of a loss for Chris Hughton, whose used him just twice in the previous month, which would suggest Guerrero isn’t in his plans moving forward.
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Things just haven’t worked out for Miguel Guerrero.
Having moved to Nottingham Forest over the summer the hope was that he’d kick on and show supporters exactly what he has to offer. Unfortunately, that just hasn’t happened.
Guerrero has been limited to just nine appearances so far and has seemingly failed to settle in England.
That’s why a move to Spain seems to make perfect sense.
If he’s not going to play under Chris Hughton then they’d be better off moving him on – whether that’s on a permanent deal or on loan.
That way they could free up funds to bring in another addition who can help the club to move up the table.
Guerrero has made just nine appearances for the Reds ever since his summer arrival, with most of them coming from the substitutes bench.
You got the feeling that the addition of the 30-year-old in the summer was done to bolster Forest’s striking options with Lewis Grabban and Lyle Taylor the only two senior options at the City Ground, not necessarily with the view of him being a regular starter.
Guerrero has spent time at Sporting Gijon before and he may be open to a move in the new year, with frequent game-time at the City Ground far from guaranteed under Hughton.
I can see him leaving in truth, and get the vibe that Hughton is going to bring in players he clearly wants to drive them away from the relegation zone in the Championship.