‘Another off the wage bill’ – Many Nottingham Forest fans react as player moves closer to exit door

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Another departure looks set to take place at Nottingham Forest with Fouad Bachirou closing in on a move to Cyprus.

Bachirou joined Forest from Malmo last summer, but was limited to only three appearances in all competitions last season due to injury.

The 31-year-old made only one appearance in the Championship, too, which came as a 32-minute substitute cameo against Barnsley in January.

A quartet of Forest players are understood to have been told to find a new club, with Bachirou among those. Gaetan Bong, Carl Jenkinson and Harry Arter are also consigned to the bomb squad and look set to leave.

Quiz: What was the score the last time Nottingham Forest played at each of these 24 stadiums?

1 of 24

Anfield?

5-1 W

5-1 L

3-1 W

3-1L

According to Sport FM, Bachirou is now close to leaving Forest and completing a move to Cypriot side Omonia Nicosia.

It isn’t said whether a move would be a loan or permanent one, but with only a year left on his contract at the City Ground, a permanent switch is most likely.

Forest have made only one signing so far this summer, with goalkeeper Ethan Horvath joining on a three-year deal.

It may take a couple of departures to free up the wage bill to allow Chris Hughton to make further additions, therefore Bachirou’s exit would be a positive one.

Here’s how Forest fans have reacted to news regarding his potential departure…

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