Arvin Appiah has ended his long association with Nottingham Forest.
Arvin Appiah has thanked Nottingham Forest on Instagram after he ended his nine-year association with the club on Monday.
The Reds confirmed on their official website that the club had reached an agreement with Segunda División side Almería for the sale of their 18-year-old winger.
According to BBC Sport, the Reds have received £8 million for the teenager.
Appiah has come through the ranks at the City Ground and there was a lot of excitement over his potential, but he didn’t manage to make a single appearance in the Championship under the management of Sabri Lamouchi.
Nonetheless, Appiah sent this message from his personal Instagram account after he left the Reds, with some fans responding with ‘good luck’ and ‘once a Red always a Red’.
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I want to take this opportunity to thank everyone at @officialnffc for the faith and trust they’ve shown in me since the day i signed for the club. I wouldn’t be where i am today without the support and guidance from the manager, my teammates, the backroom staff and everyone else associated with the club. Forest is a special club and i’ll always be thankful for my time here. To the fans, thank you so much for all the support, it means a lot. All the best for the future! ❤
Despite not being able to break into Lamouchi’s starting line-up after so much was expected of him, Appiah still has a chance to prove his worth elsewhere.
Appiah’s only appearance for the Reds this season came in the 1-0 win against Fleetwood Town in the first round of the Carabao Cup in August. The likes of Sammy Ameobi and Albert Adomah have hampered his chances of getting in the team.
The 18-year-old did manage to make six appearances for the Reds in the Championship last season. He also opened his account for the club by scoring in the 3-2 defeat to Burton Albion in the Carabao Cup.
It has been a pretty healthy summer transfer window for the Reds, as the sale of Appiah has allowed them to balance the books without losing any of their key players.
After the international break, the Reds will travel to the Liberty Stadium to take on Swansea City – who currently sit top of the Championship.