Nottingham Forest youngster Arvin Appiah completed his switch to Almería on Deadline Day, with the Reds recouping £8 million for their academy graduate.
The Reds confirmed the move on their official website on Deadline Day. The likes of Liam Bridcutt, Jason Cummings and Daryl Murphy also departed the City Ground.
Recouping £8 million for a player who hadn’t featured in the matchday squad for a league game under Sabri Lamouchi seems very good business. It ensures that the Reds continue to work comfortably within the Financial Fair Play regulations.
Almería compete in the Segunda División in Spain and there was an element of surprise that they were able to fork out that much money on a young player with potential.
It now seems that the 18-year-old might even have to wait for his chance in the first-team.
According to AS, Appiah has been registered to play for the club’s reserve team, just weeks after becoming the most expensive signing in their history.
There’s no doubt that this will frustrating for the teenager. He’ll want to make his mark at the Juegos Mediterráneos as soon as possible.
That being said, he had only made eight first-team appearances for the Reds. He still lacks a considerable amount of experience. He featured just once under Lamouchi this season.
However, Almería have clearly invested in Appiah in the hope that he reaches his potential with them. According to The Sun, the highly-rated youngster has previously been tracked by Manchester United.
It’ll certainly be interesting to see how the youngster’s career unfolds.