JUST IN ; Nottingham Forest 12 key players are now set to leave on january transfer window

The most recent Nottingham Forest news revolves around Steve Cooper’s Reds and their preparations for the upcoming January transfer window. During the summer, Nottingham Forest recognized the importance of making astute transfer decisions to bolster their Premier League campaign.

While it’s still early in the season, the signs indicate that Forest has made some promising acquisitions. Some of the newcomers have already made a significant impact, and others are gradually finding their rhythm. The successful summer deals are expected to require only minor adjustments to the squad in January.

Nonetheless, Forest faces upcoming decisions concerning several players whose contracts are set to expire at the end of the season. To avoid losing these players on a free transfer next summer, the club has the option to either cash in when the transfer window reopens or offer contract extensions. It may seem like January is far off, but the time will arrive soon, and Forest must make choices about these players.

Head coach Steve Cooper has suggested that a January exit might be considered for the goalkeeper, Horvath, who has been left out of the 25-man Premier League squad due to the arrival of Matt Turner and Odysseas

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Vlachodimos. Given Horvath’s desire for playing time, a move could be on the horizon.

It appears unlikely that Forest would let go of two goalkeepers in January, as Wayne Hennessey remains a potential backup option. The situation with Hennessey might change rapidly due to injuries and suspensions, so his role remains uncertain.

Young goalkeeper George Shelvey expressed a desire for a loan move during the summer, and January could provide an opportunity to pursue this option for his development.

Defender Loic Mbe Soh has struggled to secure a place in Cooper’s plans and is currently on loan at Almere City. It’s doubtful that he will receive a new contract, and potential suitors may wait until he becomes a free agent instead of committing to a transfer in January.

Scott McKenna, a key part of the promotion-winning side, now finds himself down the pecking order. The club must decide whether to offer him a contract extension.

Willy Boly has been performing excellently this season, making him one of Forest’s top players. Considering his impact on and off the field, offering him another year might be a wise move, even though he is 32.

The future of Brazilian player Felipe depends on his fitness, as he is currently contending with a knee injury. If he can recover and show his previous form, Forest may want to retain him, despite his age.

Serge Aurier, who joined the club as a free agent, has played a significant role but hasn’t quite reached his previous level of consistency this season. Offering him a new contract is a possibility, given his desire to stay at Nottingham Forest.

Another free transfer, Ola Aina, has been a consistent performer until he was sidelined by injury. Future options were included in his one-year deal, and he likely deserves an extension.

Midfielder Cheikhou Kouyate has been a substitute since the summer strengthening of the squad. With a well-stocked midfield, earning a new contract could be challenging for him.

Chris Wood is seen as a valuable squad member, capable of scoring important goals. However, Forest may target reinforcements for the forward position, which could impact Wood’s role if another striker is signed.

Finally, Harry Arter, who has not been part of the team for some time, could be transferred if an offer comes in during January. Additionally, several players on permanent deals with contracts expiring in 2024, as well as loan players, will be evaluated as their contracts approach expiration. Chelsea may consider recalling Andrey Santos in January due to his limited game time.

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