Nottingham Forest are set to have a busy summer, whether they win Sunday’s play-off final against Huddersfield Town or lose.
Obviously, plenty of decisions are going to depend entirely on the outcome of the big clash, but one player who is sure to leave either way is Lyle Taylor.
The striker joined on a free transfer from Charlton a few years ago and appeared a shrewd signing given the form he had shown with the Addicks, although he didn’t replicate that at the City Ground over the next 18 months.
Therefore, a January loan to Birmingham was sanctioned, where Taylor started to get back to his best, scoring five goals in 14 games and generally impressing with his all-round play and ability to lead the line.
However, the off-field uncertainty at St. Andrew’s means the player has gone back to Forest and it’s unclear where his future lies right now.
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The fact Steve Cooper let Taylor leave earlier this year shows he’s not in his plans, so you would expect another move to be sorted in the coming weeks.
With the 32-year-old about to enter the final year of his contract, Forest won’t be in a position where they can command a decent fee, with the aim surely just to shift his salary from the books ahead of next season.
When a transfer suits all parties, which is the case here, you expect something to happen, and Taylor will be relishing the chance to get more minutes under his belt and to build on his positive few months with Blues.
So, the forward has realistically already played his final game for the club and he will be one of several departures from Forest in the summer.
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