Nottingham Forest have this morning announced on their official website that Karim Ansarifard has departed the club.

The Iranian international has penned permanent terms to sign for Qatari outfit Al-Sailiya and leaves after just eight months at the club.

The 2019/20 campaign has looked like being a big one for the striker.

Daryl Murphy looks set to depart, whilst Tyler Walker could still leave on loan once again.

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That would have left Ansarifard to battle with Lewis Grabban for the striking spot in Sabri Lamouchi’s team.

That won’t be the case now, however, and the lively frontman departs after scoring two goals in 12 outings for the Reds.

Forest will now have a requirement for a striker.

With 46 league games to come in a gruelling campaign, it would be somewhat risky to go with Grabban and Walker as the only two striking options.

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Some Reds supporters have taken to Twitter to offer their take on the Ansarifard departure.

The reactions are mixed.

Although the 29-year-old didn’t set the league alight during his time with the club, some would still have liked him to stick around for next season.

Others simply aren’t fazed and look forward to seeing who is replacement will be.

Here is a selection of tweets from Forest supporters following the news that Ansarifard has headed for pastures new:

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